Analysis of Serum miRNAs in Alzheimer’s Disease

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021.
This paper was aimed to analyze the microRNA (miRNA) signatures in Alzheimer disease (AD) and find the significant expressions of miRNAs, their target genes, the functional enrichment analysis of the confirmed genes, and potential drug treatment. The miRNA expression information of the gene expression profile data was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. The total data sample size is 1309, including 1021 AD samples and 288 normal samples. A total of 21 differentially expressed miRNAs were obtained, of which 16 (hsa-miR-6761-3p, hsa-miR-6747-3p, hsa-miR-6875-3p, hsa-miR-6754-3p, hsa-miR-6736-3p, hsa-miR-6762-3p, hsa-miR-6787-3p, hsa-miR-208a-5p, hsa-miR-6740-3p, hsa-miR-6778-3p, hsa-miR-595, hsa-miR-6753-3p, hsa-miR-4747-3p, hsa-miR-3646, hsa-miR-6716-3p and hsa-miR-4435) were up-regulated and 5 (hsa-miR-125a-3p, hsa-miR-22-3p, hsa-miR-24-3p, hsa-miR-6131 and hsa-miR-125b-1-3p) were down-regulated in AD. A total of 6 miRNAs (hsa-miR-595, hsa-miR-3646, hsa-miR-4435 hsa-miR-125a-3p, hsa-miR-22-3p and hsa-miR-24-3p) and 78 miRNA-disease-related gene sub-networks were predicted, and 116 ceRNA regulatory relationship pairs, and the ceRNA regulatory network were obtained. The results of enrichment analysis suggested that the main target pathways of several miRNAs differentially expressed in AD were mitogen-activated protein kinase signal pathway. According to the prediction results of Drug-Gene Interaction database 2.0, we obtained 53 pairs of drug-gene interaction, including 7 genes (PTGS2, EGFR, CALM1, PDE4D, FGFR2, HMGCR, cdk6) and 53 drugs. We hope our results are helpful to find a viable way to prevent, delay the onset, diagnose, and treat AD.Analysis of Serum miRNAs in Alzheimer’s DiseaseAnalysis of Serum miRNAs in Alzheimer’s DiseaseAlzheimers{$excerpt:n}