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Int J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun 18;6(3):280-5. doi: 10.3980/j.issn.2222-3959.2013.03.05. Print 2013.

Molecular hydrogen regulates the expression of miR-9, miR-21 and miR-199 in LPS-activated retinal microglia cells.

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Department of Ophthalmology, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, Heilongjiang Province, China.



To explore the potential mechanism of molecular hydrogen in the regulation of miRNA expression and signal-modulating activities.


Retinal microglia cells were activated by Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and then treated with hydrogen-saturated medium or normal medium without hydrogen. qRT-PCR was used to detect the expression difference in miR-9, miR-21 and miR-199 between these two groups. Moreover, the expression of LPS-induced signaling proteins, including Myd88, IKK-β, NF-κB, and PDCD4, were detected by Western blotting.


The results demonstrated a marked down-regulation of miR-9 and miR-21 and up-regulation of miR-199 by hydrogen treatment; the expression of Myd88 and IKK-β was decreased after hydrogen treatment, whereas PDCD4 was increased, and there was no significant change in NF-κB expression.


The results in the present study indicate that miR-9, miR-199 and miR-21 play an important role in the anti-inflammatory regulation of LPS-activated microglia cells by molecular hydrogen, which will help to explain the protective mechanism of molecular hydrogen against inflammatory injury.


Lipopolysaccharides; Toll-like receptor 4; hydrogen; miR-199; miR-21; miR-9

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