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J Cell Physiol. 2018 Aug;233(8):6041-6051. doi: 10.1002/jcp.26424. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Long non-coding RNA TCONS_00041960 enhances osteogenesis and inhibits adipogenesis of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell by targeting miR-204-5p and miR-125a-3p.

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1
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
2
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
3
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

Abstract

A growing number of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been found to be involved in diverse biological processes such as cell cycle regulation, embryonic development, and cell differentiation. However, limited knowledge is available concerning the underlying mechanisms of lncRNA functions. In this study, we found down-regulation of TCONS_00041960 during adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation of glucocorticoid-treated bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). Furthermore, up-regulation of TCONS_00041960 promoted expression of osteogenic genes Runx2, osterix, and osteocalcin, and anti-adipogenic gene glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ). Conversely, expression of adipocyte-specific markers was decreased in the presence of over-expressed TCONS_00041960. Mechanistically, we determined that TCONS_00041960 as a competing endogenous RNA interacted with miR-204-5p and miR-125a-3p to regulate Runx2 and GILZ, respectively. Overall, we identified a new TCONS_00041960-miR-204-5p/miR-125a-3p-Runx2/GILZ axis involved in regulation of adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation of glucocorticoid-treated BMSCs.

KEYWORDS:

LncRNA TCONS_00041960; bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells; differentiation; miR-125a-3p; miR-204-5p

PMID:
29319166
PMCID:
PMC5947671
DOI:
10.1002/jcp.26424
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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