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Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


Implication of serum microRNA-7a/B with myocardial cell injury induced by ischemia reperfusion

Objective: To investigate the association between serum microRNA-7a/b and Myocardial Cell Injury (MCI) induced by ischemia reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients.

Methods: Sixty (60) senile AMI patients were selected and placed in the observation group (A group), while 60 healthy people served as the healthy control group (group B). Depending on their conditions after emergency thrombolytic therapy, the AMI patients were sub-divided into no-reflow group (A1 group, 23 cases) and reperfusion group (A2 group, 37 cases). Blood levels of high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and N-terminal pro-natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were determined in all patients. MicroRNA-7a/b expressions were measured in venous blood 24 h and 120 h before and after thrombolytic therapy.

Results: There were significant, time-dependent increases in microRNA-7a/b expression after thrombolytic therapy, when compared with the control group (p<0.05). Results of correlation analysis showed that microRNA-7a/b was positively correlated with hs-CRP (r1=0.666, p<0.05; but negatively correlated with D-D (r2=-0.642, p<0.05).

Conclusion: In myocardial cell injury induced by ischemia reperfusion, microRNA-7a/b expression is linked to oxidative stress and apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. Thus I/RI might be mitigated by regulating the expression of this microRNA.

Author(s): Xue Han, Ruan Zhongbao, Chen Xiaofeng, Pu Xuehua, Ye Jilu
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