Biochem Cell Biol 2021 Jul 28:1-10. Epub 2021 Jul 28.
Department of Ophthalmology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, Central South University, P.R. China.
The microRNAs miR-17-5p and miR-20a-5p play important roles on angiogenesis; however, it is arguable whether they regulate the formation of retinal blood vessels in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). We used a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) to simulate the development of retinas in mice suffering from ROP, and the expression levels of miR-20a-5p, miR-17-5p, hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were measured by RT-qPCR and Western blotting. Cell proliferation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis in the OIR model mice were measured using MTT assays, flow cytometry, and Matrigel assays, respectively. Read More