Natural Resource Ecology and Management
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Toxicology in Vitro
The release of nanoparticles to the environment can affect health of the exposed organisms. MicroRNAs have been suggested as potential toxicology biomarkers, however the information about use of microRNA in aquatic organisms exposed to nanoparticles (NP) is limited. In silico analysis from publicly available gene expression data was performed. Data selection for the analysis was based on reported biological and pathological outcomes of NP induced toxicity in zebrafish. After identifying relevant genes, we constructed six miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks involved in nanoparticle induced toxicological responses in zebrafish. Based on our prediction and selection criteria we selected six miRNAs that overlapped in constructed networks with remarkable prediction score, and were validated by previous mammalian and zebrafish microRNA profiling studies: dre-miR-124, −144, −148, −155, −19a, −223. The results of this in silico analysis indicate that several highly conserved miRNAs likely have a regulatory role of organismal responses to nanoparticles, and can possibly be used as biomarkers of nanotoxicity in studies using zebrafish as model organism One health approaches.
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Hu, Moyan; Jovanović, Boris; and Palić, Dušan, "In silico prediction of MicroRNA role in regulation of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) responses to nanoparticle exposure" (2019). Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications. 312.