International Heart Journal
Online ISSN : 1349-3299
Print ISSN : 1349-2365
ISSN-L : 1349-2365
Clinical Studies
Plasmatic MicroRNA Signatures in Elderly People with Stable and Unstable Angina
Yuxia CuiJunxian SongSufang LiChongyou LeeFeng ZhangHong Chen
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2018 Volume 59 Issue 1 Pages 43-50


We aimed to investigate the distinctive miRNA profiles in the plasma of elderly patients with unstable angina (UA) and stable angina (SA), and to find more effective markers of UA in elderly people. We compared miRNA expression levels in plasma samples from 10 elderly patients with UA and 10 elderly patients with SA by using microarray-based miRNA chip, and then performed validation with Real-time PCR. Mir-1202, mir-1207-5p, and mir-1225-5p showed a statistically significant down-regulation (P < 0.05), while mir-3162-3p showed an up-regulation (P < 0.05) during validation. Among all single miRNAs, miR-3162-3p showed the highest discriminatory power in the diagnosis of elderly patients with UA (AUC: 0.79, 95% CI: 0.675-0.905). The discriminatory power of a panel of three miRNAs (mir-3162-3p/mir-1225-5p/mir-1207-5p) was highest with an AUC of 0.91 (95% CI: 0.84-0.98), followed by mir-3162-3p/mir-1225-5p (AUC: 0.833, 95% CI: 0.732-0.934) and mir-3162-3p/mir-1207-5p (AUC: 0.817, 95% CI: 0.712-0.922). In conclusion, multi-miRNA panel could provide higher diagnostic value for the diagnosis of elderly patients with UA.

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