Catalpol attenuates cardiomyocyte apoptosis in diabetic cardiomyopathy via Neat1/miR-140-5p/HDAC4 axis.


Endocrinology Department, First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, Heilongjiang, 150040, China. Electronic address: [Email]


The cardioprotection of catalpol and its mechanism in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) remains unclear. Here, mouse cardiomyocytes were treated with high glucose (HG) to establish a model of cellular injury induced by HG. In vitro experiments were carried out and confirmed that Catalpol attenuated HG-induced long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (Neat1) expression in mouse cardiomyocytes. Mechanistically, luciferase reporter analysis indicated that Neat1 could decrease the transcription of miR-140-5p to positively regulate histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) expression. Notably, overexpression of miR-140-5p or silencing of HDAC4 rescued Neat1-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis. DCM was induced in male C57BL/6 mice by intraperitoneal injection with streptozotocin (STZ) combined with a high-fat/high-sugar diet. Further in vivo experiments identified that Catalpol alleviated myocardial damage by regulating Neat1/miR-140-5p/HDAC4 axis in DCM mice. Thus, our results demonstrated that Catalpol could exert cardioprotective effect against DCM via Neat1/miR-140-5p/HDAC4 pathway.


Cardiomyocyte apoptosis,Catalpol,Diabetic cardiomyopathy,HDAC4,Neat1,

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