3 years ago

LncRNA SNHG1 regulates cerebrovascular pathologies as a competing endogenous RNA through HIF-1α/VEGF signaling in ischemic stroke

Xinli Xiao, Yuanxiao Zhang, Yong liu, Yaru Dong, Wei Yuan, Lin Zhang, Xianliang Luo, Feng Chen, Xiaohua Zhang
Studies have shown that long noncoding ribonucleic acids (lncRNAs) play critical roles in multiple biologic processes. However, the Small Nucleolar RNA Host Gene 1 (SNHG1) function and underlying molecular mechanisms in ischemic stroke have not yet been reported. In the present study, we found that SNHG1 expression was remarkably increased both in isolated cerebral micro-vessels of a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) mice model, and in oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-cultured mice brain micro-vascular endothelial cells (BMECs), meanwhile, the SNHG1 level was negatively correlated with miR-18a in MCAO mice. Mechanistically, SNHG1 inhibition presents larger brain infarct size and worsens neurological scores in MCAO mice. Consistent with the in vivo findings, SNHG1 inhibition also significantly increased caspase-3 activity and cell apoptosis in OGD-cultured BMECs. Furthermore, we found that SNHG1 functions as a competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) for miR-18a, thereby regulating the de-repression of its endogenous target HIF-1α and promoting BMEC survival through HIF-1α/VEGF signaling. This study found a neuroprotective effect of SNHG1 mediated by HIF-1α/VEGF signaling through acting as a ceRNA for miR-18a. These findings reveal a novel function of SNHG1, which contributes to an extensive understanding of ischemic stroke and provides novel therapeutic options for this disease. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/jcb.26705

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