PubMed 22678827

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPC , TRPC3

Title: MicroRNA 26b encoded by the intron of small CTD phosphatase (SCP) 1 has an antagonistic effect on its host gene.

Authors: Naoya Sowa, Takahiro Horie, Yasuhide Kuwabara, Osamu Baba, Shin Watanabe, Hitoo Nishi, Minako Kinoshita, Rieko Takanabe-Mori, Hiromichi Wada, Akira Shimatsu, Koji Hasegawa, Takeshi Kimura, Koh Ono

Journal, date & volume: J. Cell. Biochem., 2012 Nov , 113, 3455-65

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Tissue-specific patterns of gene expression play an important role in the distinctive features of each organ. Small CTD phosphatases (SCPs) 1-3 are recruited by repressor element 1 (RE-1)-silencing transcription factor/neuron-restrictive silencer factor (REST/NRSF) to neuronal genes that contain RE-1 elements, leading to neuronal gene silencing in non-neuronal cells. SCPs are highly expressed in the heart and contain microRNAs (miR)-26b, 26a-2, and 26a-1 with the same seed sequence in their introns. Therefore, we tried to investigate the roles of miR-26b and its host gene in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Overexpression of miR-26b suppressed the mRNA expression levels of ANF, βMHC, and ACTA1 and reduced the cell surface area in cardiomyocytes. We confirmed that miR-26b targets the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) of GATA4 and canonical transient receptor potential channel (TRPC) 3. Conversely, silencing of the endogenous miR-26b family enhanced the expression levels of TRPC3 and GATA4. On the other hand, overexpression of SCP1 induced the mRNA expression of ANF and βMHC and increased the cell surface area in cardiomyocytes. Next, we compared the effect of overexpression of SCP1 with its introns and SCP1 cDNA to observe the net function of SCP1 expression on cardiac hypertrophy. When the expression levels of SCP1 were the same, the overexpression of SCP1 cDNA had a greater effect at inducing cardiac hypertrophy than SCP1 cDNA with its intron. In conclusion, SCP1 itself has the potential to induce cardiac hypertrophy; however, the effect is suppressed by intronic miR-26b in cardiomyocytes. miR-26b has an antagonistic effect on its host gene SCP1.