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Title: The homeobox transcription factor Nkx2-1 regulates microRNAs controlling downstream gene silencing in lung epithelial cells (microRNA)      
dateReleased:
12-22-2015
description:
Cell-specific gene expression is achieved by a combination of mechanisms including transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation. The transcription factor Nkx2-1, essential for lung cell differentiation, mainly acts in transcriptional activation but can directly or indirectly repress gene expression. microRNAs are a class of small non-coding RNA that control one of the major mechanisms of gene repression. To identify miRNAs regulated by Nkx2-1 that may mediate its repressing effects, we knocked-down Nkx2-1 in mouse lung epithelial cell lines and systematically identified targets by genome-wide miR and mRNA expression analyses. Nkx2-1 controls expression of miRs known to contribute to lung cell differentiation in development and disease and others not previously described. Amongst the significantly altered miRs, the mir-106a-363 cluster, miR-1195, miR-378, and miR-346 are directly correlated with the levels of Nkx2-1, whereas miR-200c/b, miR-221, and miR- 222 are inversely correlated. These miRNAs are expressed in embryonic lung at day E11.5, and/or E19.5 determined by in-situ hybridization. Expression of predicted targets of mir-1195, mir-346 and miR-200c and mir-221/222 were evaluated by mRNA expression microarrays in Nkx2-1 knockdown cells identifying those anti-correlated to the corresponding miRNA expression. Genes regulated by mir-1195, Cyp2s1 and Map3k2, by mir-346, Klf6, and miR-200c, Myb, Nfib, and Six1, were validated by qRT-PCR. Inhibition of mir-1195 confirms the inverse correlation of this miRNA with its putative targets Cyp2s1 and Map3k2. This miRNA-mRNA expression analysis identifies potential paths of Nkx2-1 mediated gene repression, and contributes to the understanding of gene regulation in lung epithelial differentiation and development. Nkx2-1 mRNA was knocked down in lung epithelial cells using a lentivirus expressing a shRNA targeting Nkx2-1 (n=3) and compared to empty vector controls (n=3).
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ID:
E-GEOD-47053
refinement:
raw
alternateIdentifiers:
47053
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
12-26-2015
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Mus musculus
ID:
A-GEOD-8786
name:
[miRNA-1_0] Affymetrix miRNA Array
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-47053/E-GEOD-47053.raw.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-47053/E-GEOD-47053.processed.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE47053
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Gene Expression Omnibus
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abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress

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