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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 May;25(15):15006-15018. doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-1678-y. Epub 2018 Mar 18.

Microarray expression profiling and co-expression network analysis of circulating LncRNAs and mRNAs associated with neurotoxicity induced by BPA.

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1
Institute of Environmental and Operational Medicine, Da Li Dao, Tianjin, 300050, China.
2
Department of Preventive Medicine, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, 310036, China.
3
Tianjin Institute of Medical Equipment, Tianjin, 300161, China.
4
Institute of Environmental and Operational Medicine, Da Li Dao, Tianjin, 300050, China. gaozhx@163.com.
5
Institute of Environmental and Operational Medicine, Da Li Dao, Tianjin, 300050, China. jyg1967@126.com.

Abstract

A growing body of evidence has shown bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like industrial chemical, has adverse effects on the nervous system. In this study, we investigated the transcriptional behavior of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and mRNAs to provide the information to explore neurotoxic effects induced by BPA. By microarray expression profiling, we discovered 151 differentially expressed lncRNAs and 794 differentially expressed mRNAs in the BPA intervention group compared with the control group. Gene ontology analysis indicated the differentially expressed mRNAs were mainly involved in fundamental metabolic processes and physiological and pathological conditions, such as development, synaptic transmission, homeostasis, injury, and neuroinflammation responses. In the expression network of the BPA-induced group, a great number of nodes and connections were found in comparison to the control-derived network. We identified lncRNAs that were aberrantly expressed in the BPA group, among which, growth arrest specific 5 (GAS5) might participate in the BPA-induced neurotoxicity by regulating Jun, RAS, and other pathways indirectly through these differentially expressed genes. This study provides the first investigation of genome-wide lncRNA expression and correlation between lncRNA and mRNA expression in the BPA-induced neurotoxicity. Our results suggest that the elevated expression of lncRNAs is a major biomarker in the neurotoxicity induced by BPA.

KEYWORDS:

Bisphenol A; Co-expression networks; Long non-coding RNAs; Neurotoxic biomarkers

PMID:
29552716
DOI:
10.1007/s11356-018-1678-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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