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From: LncRNA-NEAT1 from the competing endogenous RNA network promotes cardioprotective efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosomes induced by macrophage migration inhibitory factor via the miR-142-3p/FOXO1 signaling pathway

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Exosomal transfer of lncRNA-NEAT1 from MSCs to cardiomyocytes and cytoprotective effect. a Heat map of lncRNAs differentially expressed between exosomes derived from MSCs pretreated with MIF (exosomeMIF) and exosomes derived from untreated MSCs (exosome). b LncRNA-NEAT1 expression was validated by qRT-PCR in exosomeMIF and exosome. *P < 0.05 vs. exosome. c LncRNA-NEAT1 mRNA was examined by qRT-PCR in cardiomyocytes incubated with exosomeMIF or exosome. *P < 0.05 vs. exosome. MSCs were transfected with siRNA against lncRNA-NEAT1 or control siRNA-NT. d siRNA-mediated transfection efficiency was demonstrated by qRT-PCR. MSCs without treatment were used as a control. Each column represents mean ± SD of three independent experiments. *P < 0.05 vs. siRNA-lncRNA-NEAT1. e, f MSCs were transfected with siRNA against lncRNA-NEAT1 or control siRNA-NT and then treated with MIF, and the exosomes were collected and added to the cardiomyocytes. LncRNA-NEAT1 mRNA levels in exosomes and cardiomyocytes treated with the respective exosomes were examined by qRT-PCR. Exosomes derived from MSCs without treatment were used as a control. Cardiomyocytes without exosome treatment were used as a control. Each column represents mean ± SD of three independent experiments. *P < 0.05 vs. control; P < 0.05 vs. MIF+siRNA-lncRNA-NEAT1. Exosomes derived from MSCs transfected with siRNA against lncRNA-NEAT1 or control siRNA-NT and treated with MIF, or with MIF alone, were added to H2O2-treated cardiomyocytes. g, h Apoptosis was analyzed by FACS. Activities of i caspases 3/7 and j caspase 8 in cell lysates were measured by ELISA. Each column represents mean ± SD of three independent experiments. *P < 0.05 vs. control; P < 0.05 vs. H2O2; P < 0.05 vs. H2O2+exosomeMIF+siRNA-LncRNA-NEAT1

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