Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 13 pp 12869—12895

miR-183-5p alleviates early injury after intracerebral hemorrhage by inhibiting heme oxygenase-1 expression

Yu Wang1, , Yuejia Song2, , Yuxin Pang1, , Zihan Yu1, , Wei Hua1, , Yunhe Gu1, , Jiping Qi1, , He Wu1, ,

  • 1 Department of Pathology, First Clinical Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
  • 2 Department of Endocrinology, First Clinical Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
* Equal contribution

Received: January 11, 2020       Accepted: May 18, 2020       Published: June 29, 2020
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Differences in microRNA (miRNA) expression after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have been reported in human and animal models, and miRNAs are being investigated as a new treatment for inflammation and oxidative stress after ICH. In this study, we found that microRNA-183-5p expression was decreased in the mouse brain after ICH. To investigate the effect of miRNA-183-5p on injury and repair of brain tissue after ICH, saline, miRNA-183-5p agomir, or miRNA-183-5p antagomir were injected into the lateral ventricles of 8-week-old mice with collagenase-induced ICH. Three days after ICH, mice treated with exogenous miRNA-183-5p showed less brain edema, neurobehavioral defects, inflammation, oxidative stress, and ferrous deposition than control mice. In addition, by alternately treating mice with a heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) inducer, a HO-1 inhibitor, a nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) activator, and Nrf2 knockout, we demonstrated an indirect, HO-1-dependent regulatory relationship between miRNA-183-5p and Nrf2. Our results indicate that miRNA-183-5p and HO-1 are promising therapeutic targets for controlling inflammation and oxidative damage after hemorrhagic stroke.


miRNA: microRNA; ICH: intracerebral hemorrhage; miRNA-183-5p: microRNA-183-5p; HO-1: heme oxygenase-1; Nrf2: nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor; BBB: blood-brain barrier; miRNA-Seq: miRNA sequencing; ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; ROS: reactive oxygen species; EB: Evans blue; agomir-183-5p: miR-183-5p agomir; antagomir-183-5p: miR-183-5p antagomir; ZnPP: zinc protoporphyrin IX; Nrf2-/-: Nrf2 knockout; CoPP: cobalt protoporphyrin IX; WT: wild type; tBHQ: tert-butylhydroquinone; IP: intraperitoneal injection; DMSO: dimethyl sulfoxide; Iba-1: ionized calcium binding adapter molecule 1; MPO: myeloperoxidase; 3’-UTR: 3’-untranslated region; MUT: mutant; HEK293: human embryonic kidney 293; miR-183-5p: MM miR-183-5p mimic; NC: nontarget control; CCK-8: Cell Counting Kit-8; Ipsi-Stri: ipsilateral striatum; Con-Stri: contralateral striatum; Cerebel: cerebellum; AREs: antioxidant response elements; Fe2+: ferrous iron; CO: ca:bon monoxide.