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Comprehensive Analysis of Differentially Expressed mRNA, lncRNA and circRNA and Their ceRNA Networks in the Longissimus Dorsi Muscle of Two Different Pig Breeds

Henan Key Laboratory of Farm Animal Breeding and Nutritional Regulation, Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhengzhou 450002, China
Henan Xing Rui Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Technology Co., LTD, Xinyang 465550, China
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(5), 1107;
Received: 17 January 2019 / Revised: 25 February 2019 / Accepted: 26 February 2019 / Published: 4 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
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Circular RNA (circRNA) and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) are known to participate in adipogenesis and myogenic differentiation, but their impact on porcine muscle traits is not well understood. We compared their expressional profiles in the longissimus dorsi muscle of Chinese Huainan pigs (HN, the fat type) and Western commercial Duroc × (Landrace × Yorkshire) (DLY, the thin type) pigs, and 854 mRNAs, 233 lncRNAs, and 66 circRNAs (p < 0.05 and | log2FoldChange | >1) were found to be differentially expressed. The differentially expressed mRNA and circRNA parental genes were enriched in the Wnt signaling pathway (adipogenesis), the transition between fast and slow fibers (myogenic differentiation), and alanine, aspartate and glutamate metabolism (pork flavor). The potential lncRNAs/circRNAs-miRNAs-mRNAs regulatory networks shared MYOD1, PPARD, miR-423-5p and miR-874, which were associated with skeletal muscle muscular proliferation, differentiation/regeneration and adipogenesis. Taken together, these differentially expressed non-coding RNAs may be involved in the molecular basis of muscle traits, acting as the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) for miRNAs. View Full-Text
Keywords: ceRNA; lncRNA; circRNA; pig; skeletal muscle ceRNA; lncRNA; circRNA; pig; skeletal muscle

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Wang, J.; Ren, Q.; Hua, L.; Chen, J.; Zhang, J.; Bai, H.; Li, H.; Xu, B.; Shi, Z.; Cao, H.; Xing, B.; Bai, X. Comprehensive Analysis of Differentially Expressed mRNA, lncRNA and circRNA and Their ceRNA Networks in the Longissimus Dorsi Muscle of Two Different Pig Breeds. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1107.

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