Second generation sequencing of microRNA in Human Bone Cells treated with Parathyroid Hormone or Dexamethasone
2016 (English)In: Bone, ISSN 8756-3282, E-ISSN 1873-2763, Vol. 84, 181-188 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigated the impact of treatment with parathyroid hormone (PTH) and dexamethasone (DEX) for 2 and 24 h by RNA sequencing of miRNAs in primary human bone (HOB) cells. A total of 207 million reads were obtained, and normalized absolute expression retrieved for 373 most abundant miRNAs. In naive control cells, 7 miRNAs were differentially expressed (FDR < 0.05) between the two time points. Ten miRNAs exhibited differential expression (FDR < 0.05) across two time points and treatments after adjusting for expression in controls and were selected for downstream analyses. Results show significant effects on miRNA expression when comparing PTH with DEX at 2 h with even more pronounced effects at 24 h. Interestingly, several miRNAs exhibiting differences in expression are predicted to target genes involved in bone metabolism e.g. miR-30c2, miR-203 and miR-205 targeting RUNX2, and miR-320 targeting beta-catenin (CTNNB1) mRNA expression. CTNNB1 and RUNX2 levels were decreased after DEX treatment and increased after PTH treatment. Our analysis also identified 2 putative novel miRNAs in PTH and DEX treated cells at 24 h. RNA sequencing showed that PTH and DEX treatment affect miRNA expression in HOB cells and that regulated miRNAs in turn are correlated with expression levels of key genes involved in bone metabolism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 84, 181-188 p.
miRNA; osteoblasts; RNA sequencing; differential expression
Endocrinology and Diabetes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264440DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.12.053ISI: 000370914600021PubMedID: 26748295OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-264440DiVA: diva2:860435
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2009-2852