A Perspective on the Role of microRNA-128 Regulation in Mental and Behavioral Disorders

Ching, Ai Sze and Ahmad-Annuar, Azlina (2015) A Perspective on the Role of microRNA-128 Regulation in Mental and Behavioral Disorders. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 9. p. 465. ISSN 1662-5102, DOI https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2015.00465.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2015.00465


MiRNAs are short, non coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression post transcriptionally. Over the past decade, misregulated miRNA pathways have been associated with various diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and neurodevelopmental disorders. In this article, we aim to discuss the role played by miR-128 in neuropsychiatric disorders, and highlight potential target genes from an in silico analysis of predicted miR-128 targets. We also discuss the differences of target gene determination based on a bioinformatics or empirical approach. Using data from TargetScan and published reports, we narrowed the miR-128 target gene list to those that are known to be associated with neuropsychiatric disorders, and found that these genes can be classified into 29 gene clusters and are mostly enriched in cancer and MAPK signaling pathways. We also highlight some recent studies on several of the miR-128 targets which should be investigated further as potential candidate genes for therapeutic interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micrornas; Gene Expression; Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Anxiety; Fear; Movement Disorders
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Mawarni Salim
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 08:02
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 03:23
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/16194

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