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  • OBJECTIVE: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is characterized by myocardial tissue necrosis and activation of inflammatory response. This study aims to elucidate the potential mechanism underlying the protective effects of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) highly up-regulated in liver cancer (HULC) against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rat models and apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. METHODS: We firstly established rat models of myocardial I/R injury and rat cardiomyocyte (H9c2 cells) models of hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury. Sprague-Dawley (SD) neonatal rats were randomized into four groups: sham, I/R, I/R+ microRNA (miR) -377-5p mimic, and I/R+ miR-377-5p antagomir, respectively. Then, histopathological examination was applied. Apoptosis was evaluated by transferase-mediated dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining. Cell vitality was measured using MTT assay. The concentrations of creatine kinase MB (CK-MB), cardiac troponin I (cTnI), interleukin (IL) -6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The expression of Cleaved-Caspase-3, Caspase-3, NOD-like receptor P3 (NLRP3), Caspase-1, and IL-1β was analyzed by immunohistochemical (IHC) or Western blot analysis. RESULTS: We found that HULC was downregulated and miR-377-5p was upregulated in IR-injured myocardial tissue and the H/R-induced H9c2 cell. Overexpression of miR-377-5p increased myocardial dysfunction and apoptosis and activated formation and secretion of IL-6 and TNF-α. The preprocessing of miR-377-5p silencing emerged opposite results. Strikingly, dual luciferase reporter assay showed that HULC was a sponge of miR-377-5p. Subsequently, mechanism experiments revealed that NLRP3/Caspase‑1/IL‑1β was a target axis of miR-377-5p. In vitro, the protective effect of HULC overexpression on H9c2 cell viability and inflammation was offset by miR-377-5p silencing. Finally, rescue assay suggested that HULC-miR-377-5p -NLRP3/Caspase‑1/IL‑1β axis regulated the apoptosis and inflammation of H/R-induced H9c2 cells. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, these results indicate that the protective effect of HULC against myocardial I/R injury and H/R cardiomyocyte apoptosis partially relies on the inhibition of NLRP3/Caspase‑1/IL‑1β signaling pathway.

author list (cited authors)

  • Liang, H., Guo, X., Pan, Y., & Huang, T.

publication date

  • January 1, 2020 11:11 AM