? MicroRNA-34c regulates porcine granulosa cell function by targeting forkhead box O3a
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MicroRNA-34c regulates porcine granulosa cell function by targeting forkhead box O3a
XU Yuan1, ZHANG Ai-ling2, ZHANG Zhe1, YUAN Xiao-long, CHEN Zan-mou1, ZHANG Hao1, LI Jia-qi1
1 Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Agro-Animal Genomics and Molecular Breeding, College of Animal Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, P.R.China
2 College of Biological and Food Engineering, Guangdong University of Education, Guangzhou 510642, P.R.China
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Abstract Granulosa cells (GCs) are somatic cells of ovary, the behaviors of GCs are important for ovarian function.  MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenous 18–24 nucleotide (nt) non-coding RNAs, some of which have been shown to be important regulators of GCs function.  miR-34c involved in the regulation of various biological processes and was identified to be a pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative factor in many cell types.  However, the roles of miR-34c in GCs function remain unknown.  In this study, we used Annexin V-FITC and EdU assays to demonstrate that miR-34c exerted pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects in porcine GCs.  Dual-luciferase reporter assays, quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting identified Forkhead box O3a (FoxO3a) as a direct target gene of miR-34c.  The overexpression of FoxO3a rescued the phenotypic change caused by miR-34c in porcine GCs.  In conclusion, miR-34c regulate the function of porcine GCs by targeting FoxO3a.
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Key wordsporcine     microRNA-34c     FoxO3a     granulosa cell function     
Received: 2016-10-25; Published: 2017-02-07

This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31201771) and the earmarked fund for the China Agriculture Research System (CARS-36).

Corresponding Authors: Correspondence LI Jia-qi, Tel: +86-20-85283519, Fax: +86-20-85280740, E-mail: jqli@scau.edu.cn    
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. MicroRNA-34c regulates porcine granulosa cell function by targeting forkhead box O3a[J]. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 2017, 16(09): 2019-2028.
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