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MicroRNA-34a contributes to the protective effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 against lipotoxicity in INS-1 cells.
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PMID:  23217387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) reduces fatty acid-induced beta-cell lipotoxicity in diabetes; however, the explicit mechanisms underlying this process are not fully understood. This study was designed to investigate the involvement of microRNA, which regulates gene expression by the sequence-specific inhibition of mRNA transcription in the GLP-1 mediation of beta-cell function.
METHODS: The cell viability and apoptosis were determined using an methyl thiazoleterazolium (MTT) assay and flow cytometry. The expression of genes involved in beta-cell function, including microRNA-34a and sirtuin 1, were investigated using real-time PCR. The underlying mechanisms of microRNA-34a were further explored using cell-transfection assays.
RESULTS: A 24-hours incubation of INS-1 cells with palmitate significantly decreased cell viability, increased cell apoptosis and led to the activation of microRNA-34a and the suppression of sirtuin 1. A co-incubation with GLP-1 protected the cells against palmitate-induced toxicity in association with a reduction in palmitate-induced activation of microRNA-34a. Furthermore, palmitate-induced apoptosis was significantly increased in cells that were infected with microRNA-34a mimics and decreased in cells that were infected with microRNA-34a inhibitors.
CONCLUSION: MicroRNA-34a is involved in the mechanism of GLP-1 on the modulation of beta-cell growth and survival.
Yu-Bing Han; Min-Nan Wang; Qiang Li; Lin Guo; Yu-Mei Yang; Peng-Jie Li; Wei Wang; Jin-Chao Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4202-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150086, China.
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