Plasma miR-124 Is a Promising Candidate Biomarker for Human Intracerebral Hemorrhage Stroke
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AbstractStroke causes death or long-term disabilities and threatens the general health of the population worldwide. Recent studies have suggested that miRNAs are dysregulated and can be used as biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in stroke. The intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for 15% of all the stroke cases. However, at present, little is known regarding the functions and clinical implications of miRNAs in ICH. In the present study, we established the collagenase-induced rat ICH model to mimic human ICH syndrome. We profiled the expression of 728 rat miRNAs at different time points in rat brain tissues and plasma post-ICH and identified a set human brain-enriched miRNAs that had changed expression level in the plasma of rat ICH. Among them, the expression levels of miR-124 displayed significantly synchronous alterations in rat plasma and brain tissue during ICH progression. They were significantly elevated at the acute injury phase (day 1 and 2), gradually decreased during the delayed recovery phase (day 7, 14 and 30), and finally restored to normal levels at late recovery phase (day 60). We further determined the plasma expression profile of miR-124 from human ICH patients. Similar to the pattern observed in rat ICH model, our results indicated that immediately after patients reached the hospital, the average plasma concentrations of miR-124 increased more than 100-fold in 24 h, then decreased gradually on day 2, 7, 14 and to near normal level on day 30. Taken together, these results strongly suggested that plasma concentration of miR-124 is a promising candidate biomarker for the early detection and predictive prognosis of human ICH.
All Author(s) ListZifeng Wang, Gang Lu, Johnny Sze, Yao Liu, Sheng Lin, Hong Yao, Ji Zhang, Dan Xie, Quentin Liu, Hsiang-fu Kung, Marie Chia-mi Lin, Wai Sang Poon
Journal nameMolecular Neurobiology
Volume Number55
Issue Number7
Pages5879 - 5888
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsBiomarker, Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), Plasma miRNAs, Stroke, miR-124

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