Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (8): 1188-1193.doi: 10.16352/j.issn.1001-6325.2022.08.1188

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Correlation between serum miR-21 expression and T cells in elderly dialysis patients

WANG Shan, YANG Hua-yu, SUN Ying, MA Qing*   

  1. Department of Geriatrics, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
  • Received:2022-06-06 Revised:2022-06-13 Online:2022-08-05 Published:2022-08-01
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Abstract: Objective To investigate the correlation between miR-21 and peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets in elderly dialysis patients. Methods Twenty-eight elderly maintenance hemodialysis patients were enrolled as the observation group from the Department of Geriatrics of Beijing Friendship Hospital from January 2020 to January 2021. Forty-seven elderly healthy check-up people were included in the control group. The percentage of T lymphocyte subsets and the expression levels of miR-21, miR-23a, miR-150, miR-100; miR-128 and miR-211 were examined in control group and observation group. The percentage of CD4+ and Treg cells and the expression levels of miR-21 were detected before and after dialysis. Results The levels of systolic blood pressure, urea nitrogen, neutrophile percentage and interleukin-6 in patients with the observation group were significantly higher than that of the control group (P<0.001). The levels of estimated glomerular filtration rate, hemoglobin, glutamic-pyruvate transaminase, albumin were significantly lower in the observation group(P<0.001), and the percentages of CD4+ and Treg cells were significantly increased(P<0.001). The relative expression of miR-21-5p was increased in the observation group(P<0.05). Pearson correlation analysis showed that the relative expression of miR-21 was positively correlated with the ratio of Treg cells in the observation group before and after dialysis (P<0.05). Conclusions There are micro-inflammation in elderly patients undergoing dialysis and the expression level of miR-21 in serum is positively correlated with the ratio of Treg cells before and after dialysis.

Key words: elderly, hemodialysis, T lymphocyte, micro-inflammation, miR-21

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