Regulatory role of non-coding RNA in the pathogenesis of uveitis and future perspectives

Authors: Li Bing,  Yang Fuhua,  Zhang Xiaomin
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20190829-00371
Published 2022-08-10
Cite asChin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2022, 40(8): 775-780.

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Non-coding RNA (ncRNA) is a type of RNA that has multiple biological functions but is not translated into proteins.Uveitis, a common blindness-causing disease, is susceptible to relapse and difficult to treat, but its pathogenesis is not completely elucidated.Recent studies have shown that ncRNA plays an important role in the pathogenesis of human uveitis and rabbit experimental autoimmune uveitis.ncRNAs participate in the pathogenesis of uveitis by regulating important signaling pathways related to immunity, the immune response of T lymphocytes or antigen-presenting cells, and the secretion of inflammatory factors, so targeting some ncRNAs is of certain value for the treatment of uveitis.The single nucleotide polymorphisms and copy number variation of ncRNA are highly correlated with the genetic susceptibility of uveitis.Therefore, ncRNA may become a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of uveitis and targeting ncRNA may become a new treatment strategy in uveitis.The regulatory roles of microRNA and long non-coding RNA in the pathogenesis of uveitis were reviewed in this article.

Key words:

Non-coding RNA; Uveitis; MicroRNA; Long non-coding RNA

Contributor Information

Li Bing

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Retinal Functions and Diseases, Tianjin Branch of National Clinical Research Center for Ocular Disease, Eye Institute and School of Optometry, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin 300384, China

Yang Fuhua

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Retinal Functions and Diseases, Tianjin Branch of National Clinical Research Center for Ocular Disease, Eye Institute and School of Optometry, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin 300384, China

Zhang Xiaomin

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Retinal Functions and Diseases, Tianjin Branch of National Clinical Research Center for Ocular Disease, Eye Institute and School of Optometry, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin 300384, China

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