Research Paper Advance Articles
miR-27-3p inhibition restore fibroblasts viability in diabetic wound by targeting NOVA1
- 1 Department of Orthopedics, Suzhou Science and Technology Town Hospital, The Affiliated Suzhou Science and Technology Town Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Suzhou 215000, China
- 2 Department of Orthopedics, Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215000, China
Received: February 10, 2020 Accepted: April 20, 2020 Published: June 26, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103266
How to Cite
Copyright © 2020 Zhang et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Diabetic wounds increase morbidity and decrease quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes. Serum miR-27-3p levels are reportedly elevated in type 2 diabetic patients. In the present study, we explored the role of miR-27-3p during wound healing. We found that miR-27-3p is overexpressed in cutaneous fibroblasts of diabetic patients and mice. miR-27-3p knockdown enhanced the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts, while suppressing the incidence of fibroblast apoptosis. Overexpressing miR-27-3p in fibroblasts had the opposite effects. We also identified neuro-oncological ventral antigen 1 (NOVA1) as a target of miR-27-3p in fibroblasts. Knocking down NOVA1 using targeted siRNA mimicked the effects of miR-27-3p overexpression in fibroblasts. Administration of miR-27-3p to the area around wounds inflicted in mice delayed healing of those wounds. This suggests that miR-27-3p suppresses fibroblast function by targeting NOVA1, which results in the slowing of wound healing. These findings may offer a new approach to the treatment of diabetic wound healing.