Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 16 pp 5992—6013
LncRNA RP11-670E13.6, interacted with hnRNPH, delays cellular senescence by sponging microRNA-663a in UVB damaged dermal fibroblasts
- 1 Department of Dermatology, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100144, China
received: January 29, 2019 ; accepted: August 5, 2019 ; published: August 23, 2019 ;https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.102159
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Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation from the sunlight is a major etiologic factor for premature skin aging. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in various biological processes, and their roles in UV irradiation-induced skin aging have recently been described. Previously, we found that the lncRNA RP11-670E13.6 was up-regulated and delayed cellular senescence in UVB-irradiated primary human dermal fibroblasts. Here, we performed further investigations of RP11-670E13.6 function. The results showed that this lncRNA directly bound to miR-663a and functioned as a sponge for miR-663a to modulate the derepression of Cdk4 and Cdk6, thereby delaying cellular senescence during UV irradiation-induced skin photoaging. Moreover, we found that RP11-670E13.6 may facilitate DNA damage repair by increasing ATM and γH2A.X levels. In addition, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein H physically interacted with RP11-670E13.6 and blocked its expression. Collectively, our results suggested that the RP11-670E13.6/miR-663a/CDK4 and RP11-670E13.6/miR-663a/CDK6 axis, which may function as competitive endogenous RNA networks, played important roles in UVB-induced cellular senescence.