Peripheral BDNF correlated with miRNA in BD-II patients

Sheng Yu Lee, Tzu Yun Wang, Ru Band Lu, Liang Jen Wang, Cheng Ho Chang, Yung Chih Chiang, Kuo Wang Tsai

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Objectives: We have identified the association between peripheral levels of candidate miRNAs (miR-7-5p, miR-142-3p, miR-221-5p, and miR-370-3p) for BD-II in previous study. Most of these miRNAs are associated with regulation of expression of peripheral brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels. In order to clarify the underlying mechanism of BDNF and miRNAs in the pathogenesis of BD-II, it is of interest to investigate the relation between the peripheral levels of miR-7-5p, miR-142-3p, miR-221-5p, miR-370-3p with BDNF levels. Because the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism influence the secretion of BDNF, we further stratified the above correlations by this polymorphism. Methods: We have recruited 98 BD-II patients. Beside analyzing peripheral levels of miR-7-5p, miR-142-3p, miR-221-5p, miR-370-3p, and BDNF, the genetic distribution of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism was also analyzed. Results: We found that the miR7-5p, miR221-5p, and miR370-3p significantly correlated with the BDNF levels for all patients. If stratified by the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism, the significant correlation between miR221-5p and miR370-3p with BDNF only remained in the Val/Met genotype. However, the correlation between miR7-5p and BDNF level is significant in all 3 genotypes. Conclusion: Our result supported that these miRNAs may be involved in the pathomechanism of BD-II through relation with BDNF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-189
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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