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Identification of mRNA-miRNA-lncRNA regulatory network associated with the immune response to Aeromonas salmonicides infection in the black rockfish (Sebastes schlegelii)

Gao, C., Cai, X., Ma, L. and Li, C. (2022) Identification of mRNA-miRNA-lncRNA regulatory network associated with the immune response to Aeromonas salmonicides infection in the black rockfish (Sebastes schlegelii). Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 130 . Art. 104357.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dci.2022.104357
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Abstract

In aquaculture, Aeromonas salmonicides (A. salmonicida) is a main fish pathogen because of its nearly worldwide distribution, and broad host range. Recently, an increasing number of evidences have uncovered the roles of mRNA-miRNA-lncRNA network in fish diseases. In current study, RNA-seq was conducted in the black rockfish spleen following A. salmonicida infection at 0 h (Sp0 or control) and three different post-infection time-points (2 h: Sp2, 12 h: Sp12 and 24 h: Sp24, respectively) to comprehensively identify differentially expressed (DE) mRNAs, miRNAs and lncRNAs. Enrichment analysis and protein-protein interaction (PPI) analysis of DE mRNAs were performed. Then, expression and correlation analysis for mRNAs and their upstream miRNAs and lncRNAs were conducted. Finally, a total of 1364 mRNAs, 17 miRNAs and 1584 lncRNAs exhibited significantly differential expressions during bacterial infection in the black rockfish spleen. Functional enrichment analysis suggested that they were significantly enriched in several immune-related pathways, including Amino sugar and nucleotide sugar metabolism, Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs), Neuroactive ligand-receptor interaction, Nicotinate and nicotinamide metabolism, Pentose and glucuronate interconversions, Phagosome, Proteasome, etc. Subsequently, 1091 lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA pathways (323 in Sp2, 609 in Sp12 and 207 in Sp24) were constructed including 400 lncRNAs, 69 miRNAs, and 70 mRNAs. Meanwhile, NLRC3/novel-264/LNC_00116154 pathway demonstrated important immune modulating function in the black rockfish against A. salmonicida infection. Finally, the novel mRNA-miRNA-lncRNA sub-networks were established, among which all mRNAs and ncRNAs possessed significant predictive values for further studies for immune responses in the black rockfish.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems
Harry Butler Institute
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2022 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63894
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