[Relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and miR-24-3p expression during the development of gastric mucosa lesions].
Objectives: To explore the expression of micro RNA-24-3p (miR-24-3p) in different gastric mucosa lesions, and analyze the potential correlation between Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection and miR-24-3p expression in different gastric lesions. Methods: 158 gastric biopsy specimens were divided into four groups, including 35 chronic superficial gastritis (CSG) samples, 43 chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) samples, 41 intestinal metaplasia (IM) samples and 39 dysplasia (Dys) samples. Those samples were collected from patients undergoing gastroscopy at the Department of Gastroenterology, Aerospace Center Hospital, from September 2005 to June 2012. The expression of miR-24-3p was detected using in situ hybridization. H. pylori infection status was determined by rapid urease test and Warthin-Starry stain. Results: Higher expression rate of miR-24-3p was observed in CSG compared with those in CAG, IM and Dys, respectively. The miR-24-3p expression rate in CSG with H. pylori infection was significantly lower than that without H. pylori infection (P=0.001), but it was not observed in CAG, IM and Dys groups (all P>0.05). Conclusions: MiR-24-3p was highly expressed at the early stage of gastric mucosal lesion. Attenuation of miR-24-3p expression is associated with the development of severe gastric mucosa lesions. H. pylori may play a role in miR-24-3p regulation in the early stage of gastric mucosa lesions.
Li, C; Zhu, YL; Li, Q; Li, DS; Yang, GB
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