Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 17 pp 17114—17121
miR-345-5p regulates adipogenesis via targeting VEGF-B
- 1 Department of Endocrinology, The First Hospital of Jiujiang City, Jiujiang 332000, China
- 2 Department of Endocrinology, Zhuhai People’s Hospital (Zhuhai Hospital affiliated with Jinan University), Zhuhai 519000, China
- 3 The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330000, China
Received: March 17, 2020 Accepted: June 19, 2020 Published: September 14, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103649
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Adipocyte differentiation involves a series of highly synergistic processes, including clone amplification, proliferation arrest, and terminal differentiation. However, the mechanisms that control these different steps remain unclear. Emerging studies support that miRNAs play an important role in regulating adipogenesis. In this study, we found that the expression of miR-345-5p decreased during adipogenic differentiation, and overexpression of miR-345-5p reduced lipid accumulation in adipocytes and the expression of adipocyte related genes essential to lipogenic transcription, fatty acid synthesis and fatty acid transport. In addition, miR-345-5p directly targeted the 3’UTR of vascular endothelial growth factor B, and miR-345-5p mimic inhibited the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor B at both mRNA and protein levels. In conclusion, our results demonstrate that miR-345-5p inhibits adipocyte differentiation via targeting vascular endothelial growth factor B.