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MicroRNA signatures in vitreous humour and plasma of patients with exudative AMD

Catherine Menard, Flavio A. Rezende, Khalil Miloudi, Ariel Wilson, Nicolas Tetreault, Pierre Hardy, John Paul SanGiovanni, Vincent De Guire and Przemyslaw Sapieha

Article (2016)

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Cite this document: Menard, C., Rezende, F. A., Miloudi, K., Wilson, A., Tetreault, N., Hardy, P., ... Sapieha, P. (2016). MicroRNA signatures in vitreous humour and plasma of patients with exudative AMD. Oncotarget, 7(15), p. 19171-19184. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.8280
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide affecting individuals over the age of 50. The neovascular form (NV AMD) is characterized by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and responsible for the majority of central vision impairment. Using non-biased microRNA arrays and individual TaqMan qPCRs, we profiled miRNAs in the vitreous humour and plasma of patients with NV AMD. We identified a disease-associated increase in miR-146a and a decrease in miR-106b and miR-152 in the vitreous humour which was reproducible in plasma. Moreover, miR-146a/miR-106b ratios discriminated patients with NV AMD with an area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic curve (ROC AUC) of 0,977 in vitreous humour and 0,915 in plasma suggesting potential for a blood-based diagnostic. Furthermore, using the AMD Gene Consortium (AGC) we mapped a NV AMD-associated SNP (rs1063320) in a binding site for miR-152-3p in the HLA-G gene. The relationship between our detected miRNAs and NV AMD related genes was also investigated using gene sets derived from the Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA). To our knowledge, our study is the first to correlate vitreal and plasma miRNA signatures with NV AMD, highlighting potential future worth as biomarkers and providing insight on NV AMD pathogenesis.

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Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Choroidal Neovascularization/genetics; Female; Gene Expression Profiling/*methods; HLA-G Antigens/genetics; Humans; Macular Degeneration/blood/diagnosis/*genetics; Male; MicroRNAs/blood/*genetics; Middle Aged; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; ROC Curve; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction; Vitreous Body/*metabolism; Amd; Gerotarget; age-related macular degeneration; biomarkers; miRNA; microRNAs

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Subjects: 3100 Physique > 3100 Physique
5300 Biologie moléculaire > 5300 Biologie moléculaire
9000 Sciences de la santé > 9000 Sciences de la santé
Department: Département de génie physique
Research Center: Non applicable
Funders: Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) / Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC), NSERC/CRSNG
Grant number: 221478, 418637
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 14:36
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2021 16:46
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/5028/
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Journal Title: Oncotarget (vol. 7, no. 15)
Publisher: Impact Journals
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.8280


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