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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

Skin level of microRNA-369-3P in patients with psoriasis and its correlation with disease severity


1 Department of Dermatology Venereology and Andrology, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Howida Twisy
Department of Dermatology Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCMRP.JCMRP_28_16

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Background Psoriasis is a common autoimmune skin disease characterized by intense proliferation and abnormal differentiation of keratinocytes. Recently, some microRNAs (miRs) have been proven to show an aberrant expression in psoriasis and may play a role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Objectives The aim of this study was to detect skin miR-369-3p levels in patients with psoriasis and its correlation with disease severity with measurement of one of its regulated psoriasis-related genes, SIRT, and to find the correlation between the studied parameters. Patients and methods Skin tissues were collected, and skin miR-369-3p and SIRT1 gene levels were measured. The Psoriasis Area and Severity Index scores of patients and the correlation with skin miR-369-3p levels were evaluated. Correlation between miR-369-3p and SIRT1 gene was also evaluated. Results Skin miR-369-3p levels were higher in patients with psoriasis than those in healthy controls (P = 0.01). Skin miR-369-3p had an insignificant positive linear relation with Psoriasis Area and Severity Index scores in psoriasis patients (r = 0.079, P = 0.772). Insignificant negative correlation was found between miR-369-3p and SIRT1 gene levels in skin. Conclusion The expression of miR-369-3p is increased in skin tissues from psoriasis patients. Further studies are needed to clarify the role of miR-369-3p in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.


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