Niemann-Pick type C fibroblasts have a distinct microRNA profile related to lipid metabolism and certain cellular components

Ozsait B. Ş., Komurcu-Bayrak E., Levula M., Erginel-Unaltuna N., KAHONEN M., Rai M., ...More

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, vol.403, pp.316-321, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 403
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2010.11.026
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.316-321
  • Keywords: Niemann-Pick disease, miRNA profiling, Target gene prediction, Low-Density Array analyses, Stem-looped RT-PCR, DISEASE, ASSOCIATION, EXPRESSION, PROTEIN, STORAGE, TISSUE, NPC1
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at post-transcriptional level. Dysregulation of miRNA expression may lead to severe pathophysiologies in human cells. Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is a complex lipid storage disease characterized by late endosomal-lysosomal accumulation of multiple lipid molecules. Our aim was to characterize the miRNA profile in NPC fibroblasts as they may play an active role in the NPC disease associated changes in the cellular physiology.