TGF-β1 resulting in differential microRNA expression in bovine granulosa cells

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Yefen Xu
  • Jiaqiang Niu
  • Guangying Xi
  • Xuezhi Niu
  • Yuheng Wang
  • And 5 others
  • Ming Guo
  • Qiangba Yangzong
  • Yilong Yao
  • Suo Lang Sizhu
  • Jianhui Tian

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-100
Journal / PublicationGene
Volume663
Online published14 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2018

Abstract

To explore the expression profile of the cellular miRNAs in bovine ovarian granulosa cells responding to transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), the effect of TGF-β1 on cell proliferation was firstly investigated by CCK-8 method and the results showed that there was a significant inhibitory effect on bovine granulosa cell proliferation treated with 5/10 ng/mL human recombinant TGF-β1 for 24 h compared to the control (P < 0.05). Then, we performed high-throughput sequencing of two small RNA libraries prepared from cultured bovine granulosa cells stimulated with or without 10 ng/mL human recombinant TGF-β1. A total of 13,257,248 and 138,726,391 clean reads per library were obtained from TGF-β1 and control groups, respectively. There were 498 and 499 bovine-specific exist miRNAs (exist miRNAs), 627 and 570 conserved known miRNAs (known miRNAs), and 593 and 585 predicted novel miRNAs in TGF-β1 and control groups, respectively. A total of 78 miRNAs with significant differential expression, including 39 up-regulated miRNAs and 39 down-regulated miRNAs were identified in the TGF-β1 group compared with the control. Real-time quantitative PCR analyses of bta-miR-106a and bta-miR-1434-5p showed that their up-expressions were interrupted by SB431542, an inhibitor that blocks TGFβ1/Smad signaling, which supported the sequencing data. GO analysis showed involvement of the predicted genes of the differentially expressed miRNAs in a broad spectrum of cell biological processes, cell components, and molecular functions. KEGG pathway analysis of the predicted miRNA targets further indicated that these differentially expressed miRNAs are involved in various signaling pathways, such as Wnt, MAPK, and TGF-β signaling, which might be involved in follicular development. These results provide valuable information on the composition, expression, and function of miRNAs in bovine granulosa cells responding to TGF-β1, and will aid in understanding the molecular mechanisms of TGF-β1 in granulosa cells.

Research Area(s)

  • Bovine granulosa cells, High-throughput sequencing, MicroRNA, TGF-β1

Citation Format(s)

TGF-β1 resulting in differential microRNA expression in bovine granulosa cells. / Xu, Yefen; Niu, Jiaqiang; Xi, Guangying; Niu, Xuezhi; Wang, Yuheng; Guo, Ming; Yangzong, Qiangba; Yao, Yilong; Sizhu, Suo Lang; Tian, Jianhui.

In: Gene, Vol. 663, 15.07.2018, p. 88-100.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal