The Role of miRNAs in Common Inflammatory Arthropathies: Osteoarthritis and Gouty Arthritis
AbstractMicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNA species that are highly evolutionarily conserved, from higher invertebrates to man. Up to 1000 miRNAs have been identified in human cells thus far, where they are key regulators of the expression of numerous targets at the post-transcriptional level. They are implicated in various processes, including cell differentiation, metabolism, and inflammation. An expanding list of miRNAs is known to be involved in the pathogenesis of common, non-autoimmune inflammatory diseases. Interestingly, osteoarthritis (OA) is now being conceptualized as a metabolic disease, as there is a correlation among hyperuricemia and metabolic syndrome (MetS). Experimental evidence suggests that metabolic deregulation is a commonality between these different pathological entities, and that miRNAs are key players in the modulation of metabolic routes. In light of these findings, this review discusses the role of miRNAs in OA and gouty arthritis, as well as the possible therapeutic targetability of miRNAs in these diseases. View Full-Text
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Papanagnou, P.; Stivarou, T.; Tsironi, M. The Role of miRNAs in Common Inflammatory Arthropathies: Osteoarthritis and Gouty Arthritis. Biomolecules 2016, 6, 44.
Papanagnou P, Stivarou T, Tsironi M. The Role of miRNAs in Common Inflammatory Arthropathies: Osteoarthritis and Gouty Arthritis. Biomolecules. 2016; 6(4):44.Chicago/Turabian Style
Papanagnou, Panagiota; Stivarou, Theodora; Tsironi, Maria. 2016. "The Role of miRNAs in Common Inflammatory Arthropathies: Osteoarthritis and Gouty Arthritis." Biomolecules 6, no. 4: 44.