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Animal Studies

2019 Jul

Brain Behav Immun


MiR-187-3p mimic alleviates ischemia-reperfusion-induced pain hypersensitivity through inhibiting spinal P2X7R and subsequent mature IL-1β release in mice.


Ischemia-reperfusion (IR)-induced pain hypersensitivity shares features of neuroinflammation and neuropathic pain, accompanied by overproduction of interleukin (IL)-1β. Multiple microRNAs (miRs) are dysregulated during IR; among these miRs, miR-187-3p was recently reported to drive IL-1β release in retinal disease by activating members of the purinergic receptor family. However, the roles of miR-187-3p in the spinal cord are unclear. Thus, we investigated whether miR-187-3p is involved in the pathogenesis of IR-induced pain hypersensitivity by regulating the P2X7R signal and subsequent IL-1β release.