Hemorrhagic shock is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Significant blood loss may lead to decreased blood pressure and inadequate tissue perfusion with resultant organ failure and death, even after replacement of lost blood volume. One reason for this high acuity is that the fundamental mechanisms of shock are poorly understood. Proteomic and metabolomic approaches have been used to investigate the molecular events occurring in hemorrhagic shock but, to our knowledge, a systematic analysis of the transcriptomic profile is missing. Therefore, a pilot analysis using paired-end RNA sequencing was used to identify changes that occur in the blood transcriptome of rats subjected to hemorrhagic shock after blood reinfusion. Hemorrhagic shock was induced using a Wiggers shock model. The transcriptome of whole blood from shocked animals shows modulation of genes related to inflammation and immune response (Tlr13, Il1b, Ccl6, Lgals3), antioxidant functions (Mt2A, Mt1), tissue injury and repair pathways (Gpnmb, Trim72) and lipid mediators (Alox5ap, Ltb4r, Ptger2) compared with control animals. These findings are congruent with results obtained in hemorrhagic shock analysis by other authors using metabolomics and proteomics. The analysis of blood transcriptome may be a valuable tool to understand the biological changes occurring in hemorrhagic shock and a promising approach for the identification of novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Impact statement: This study provides the first pilot analysis of the changes occurring in transcriptome expression of whole blood in hemorrhagic shock (HS) rats. We showed that the analysis of blood transcriptome is a useful approach to investigate pathways and functional alterations in this disease condition. This pilot study encourages the possible application of transcriptome analysis in the clinical setting, for the molecular profiling of whole blood in HS patients.
Preliminary profiling of blood transcriptome in a rat model of hemorrhagic shock / D. Braga, M. Barcella, F. D'Avila, S. Lupoli, F. Tagliaferri, M.H. Santamaria, F.A. Delano, G. Baselli, G.W. Schmid-Schoenbein, E.B. Kistler, F. Aletti, C. Barlassina. - In: EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE. - ISSN 1535-3702. - 242:14(2017 Aug), pp. 1462-1470.
|Titolo:||Preliminary profiling of blood transcriptome in a rat model of hemorrhagic shock|
BRAGA, DANIELE (Primo)
BARCELLA, MATTEO (Secondo)
BARLASSINA, MARIA CRISTINA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||hemorrhagic shock; Rats; reperfusion; RNAseq; transcriptome; whole blood; Blood Cells; Sequence Analysis, RNA; Shock, Gene Expression Profiling|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1535370217717978|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|