Induction of microRNA-138 by pro-inflammatory Cytokines causes Endothelial Cell Dysfunction.

ArticleinFEBS letters 588(6) · January 2014with18 Reads
DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2014.01.033 · Source: PubMed
Exposure to pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as angiotensin II, endothelin-1 or TNF leads to endothelial dysfunction, characterized by the reduced production of nitric oxide via endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). We recently identified the Ca(2+) binding protein S100A1 as an essential factor required for eNOS activity. Here we report that pro-inflammatory cytokines down-regulate expression of S100A1 in primary human microvascular endothelial cells (HMVECs) via induction of microRNA-138 (miR-138), in a manner that depends on the stabilization of HIF1-α. We show that loss of S100A1 in ECs reduces stimulus-induced NO production, which can be prevented by inhibition of miR-138. Our study suggests that targeting miR-138 might be beneficial for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
    • "In hypertensive status, Ang II-induced miR-130a mediated VSMCs proliferation and vascular remodeling by preventing the expression of growth arrest-specific homeobox (GAX) [11] . In human microvascular endothelial cells, exposure to Ang II increased the stability of HIF1-í µí»¼ with consequent induction of miR-138, which attenuated the bioavailability of NO and mediated the proinflammatory signal transduction [26]. Eskildsen et al. [27] reported that chronic Ang II infusion enhanced the levels of miR-132/-212 in hypertensive rats, which were prevented by treatment with AT1R blocker. "
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