Dexmedetomidine Attenuates Neuroinflammation In LPS-Stimulated BV2 Microglia Cells Through Upregulation Of miR-340
Authors Bao Y, Zhu Y, He G, Ni H, Liu C, Ma L, Zhang L, Shi D
Received 29 March 2019
Accepted for publication 30 August 2019
Published 3 October 2019 Volume 2019:13 Pages 3465—3475
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Qiongyu Guo
Yang Bao,1,* Yijun Zhu,1,* Guangbao He,1 Hongwei Ni,1 Chenxia Liu,1 Limin Ma,1 Lifeng Zhang,2 Dongping Shi1
1Department of Anesthesiology, Jiading District Central Hospital Affiliated Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai 201800, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Jiading Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Shanghai 201821, People’s Republic of China
*These authors contributed equally to this work
Correspondence: Dongping Shi
Department of Anesthesiology, Jiading District Central Hospital Affiliated Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, No.1 Chengbei Road, Jiading District, Shanghai, Shanghai 201800, People’s Republic of China
Department of Anesthesiology, Jiading Maternal and Child Health Hospital, No 1216 Gaotai Road, Jiading District, Shanghai, Shanghai 201821, People’s Republic of China
Background: Dexmedetomidine (Dex) was reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory effect in the nervous system. However, the mechanism by which Dex exhibits anti-inflammation effects on LPS-stimulated BV2 microglia cells remains unclear. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the role of Dex in LPS-stimulated BV2 cells.
Methods: The BV2 cells were stimulated by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). BV2 cells were infected with short-hairpin RNAs targeting NF-κB (NF-κB-shRNAs) and NF-κB overexpression lentivirus, respectively. In addition, miR-340 mimics or miR-340 inhibitor was transfected into BV2 cells, respectively. Meanwhile, the dual-luciferase reporter system assay was used to explore the interaction of miR-340 and NF-κB in BV2 cells. CCK-8 was used to detect the viability of BV2 cells. In addition, Western blotting was used to detect the level of NF-κB in LPS-stimulated BV2 cells. The levels of TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-12, IL-10 and MCP-1 in LPS-stimulated BV2 cells were measured with ELISA.
Results: The level of miR-340 was significantly upregulated in Dex-treated BV2 cells. Meanwhile, the level of NF-κB was significantly increased in BV2 cells following infection with lenti-NF-κB, which was markedly reversed by Dex. LPS markedly increased the expression of NF-κB and proinflammatory cytokines in BV2 cells, which were reversed in the presence of Dex. Moreover, miR-340 mimics enhanced the anti-inflammatory effects of Dex in LPS-stimulated BV2 cells via inhibiting NF-κB and proinflammatory cytokines. Furthermore, Dex obviously inhibited LPS-induced phagocytosis in BV2 cells.
Conclusion: Taken together, our results suggested that Dex might exert anti-inflammatory effects in LPS-stimulated BV2 cells via upregulation of miR-340. Therefore, Dex might serve as a potential agent for the treatment of neuroinflammation.
Keywords: NF-κB, dexmedetomidine, BV2 microglia cells, postoperative cognitive dysfunction
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