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Abstract Title:

Lycium barbarum polysaccharides restore adverse structural remodelling and cardiac contractile dysfunction induced by overexpression of microRNA-1.

Abstract Source:

J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Oct ;22(10):4830-4839. Epub 2018 Aug 17. PMID: 30117672

Abstract Author(s):

Rong Zhang, Yi Xu, Huifang Niu, Ting Tao, Tao Ban, Linyao Zheng, Jing Ai

Article Affiliation:

Rong Zhang


MicroRNA-1 (miR-1) stands out as the most prominent microRNA (miRNA) in regulating cardiac function and has been perceived as a new potential therapeutic target. Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBPs) are major active constituents of the traditional Chinese medicine based on L. barbarum. The purpose of this study was to exploit the cardioprotective effect and molecular mechanism of LBPs underlying heart failure. We found that LBPs significantly reduced the expression of myocardial miR-1. LBPs improved the abnormal ECG and indexes of cardiac functions in P-V loop detection in transgenic (Tg) mice with miR-1 overexpression. LBPs recovered morphological changes in sarcomeric assembly, intercalated disc and gap junction. LBPs reversed the reductions of CaM and cMLCK, the proteins targeted by miR-1. Similar trends were also obtained in their downstream effectors including the phosphorylation of MLC2v and both total level and phosphorylation of CaMKII and cMyBP-C. Collectively, LBPs restored adverse structural remodelling and improved cardiac contractile dysfunction induced by overexpression of miR-1. One of the plausible mechanisms was that LBPs down-regulated miR-1 expression and consequently reversed miR-1-induced repression of target proteins relevant to myocardial contractibility. LBPs could serve as a new, at least a very useful adjunctive, candidate for prevention and therapy of heart failure.

Study Type : Transgenic Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Cardioprotective : CK(5377) : AC(1675)

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