DOI: 10.1101/490953Dec 9, 2018Paper

Basal Role for Nrf2-transgne on transcriptional (mRNA/miRNA) regulation in the mouse myocardium

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Arun JyothidasanRajasekaran Namakkal Soorappan


Background: NFE2L2 (nuclear factor, erythroid 2 like 2; Nrf2), is a stress responsive transcription factor that regulates cellular redox homeostasis. The action mechanism of Nrf2 occurs through sensing oxidative stress in the cellular environment in responses to various stresses including altered metabolism, toxic insult and xenobiotic stresses. However, under the basal condition, the role of excess Nrf2 on global miRNA and mRNA interactions in the myocardium is unknown. Here, we tested a hypothesis that excess Nrf2 (transgene) will promote the transcription of antioxidants, which then might escalate the basal defense mechanisms in the heart. Furthermore, we investigated whether changes in the miRNA profile might have a strong role on the transcriptome in TG hearts. Methods: Non transgenic (NTG), and Cardiac specific Nrf2 transgenic (Nrf2 TG) mice in the C57/BL6 background at the age of 6 to 8 months were used to examine transcriptional and posttranscriptional signatures (mRNA and miRNA expressions) by performing next generation sequencing (NGS) for RNA (RNAseq) and small RNA (sRNAseq) for miRNA expressions in the heart (n=3 to 6/group). Validation of the NGS data was performed by quantitative real time PCR (qRT PCR) using spec...Continue Reading

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