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Whole genome mRNA expression profiling revealed multiple deregulated pathways in stromal vascular fraction from erectile dysfunction patients

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submitted on 2024-06-02, 07:30 and posted on 2024-06-02, 14:18 authored by Radhakrishnan Vishnubalaji, Muthurangan Manikandan, Abdullah Aldahmash, Abdullah AlJarbou, Mohamad Habous, Dulaim Alhajeri, Raed Almannie, Musaad Alfayez, Nehad M. Alajez, Saleh Binsaleh

Background

Stem-cell-based therapies have recently been explored in the field of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the cellular and molecular phenotype of adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) stromal vascular fraction (SVF) from ED patients remains largely unknown. Herein we compared the global gene expression profile in the SVF from ED patients and healthy individuals and identified altered signaling pathways between the two groups.

Methods

Samples (2–5 g) of abdominal adipose tissue from ED patients (n = 6) and healthy individual controls (n = 3) undergoing elective cosmetic liposuction were collected. Immediately after removal, SVF was separated using Collagenase type I and type IV protocol. RNA was isolated and microarray experiments were conducted using the Agilent platform. Data were normalized and pathway analyses were performed using GeneSpring software.

Results

Our data revealed multiple differentially expressed genes between the ED and control group. Hierarchical clustering based on differentially expressed mRNAs revealed clear separation of the two groups. The distribution of the top enriched pathways for the up-regulated genes indicated enrichment in inflammatory response and T-cell receptor signaling, while pathway analysis performed on the down-regulated genes revealed enrichment in mitogen-activated protein kinase, TGF-β, senescence, FAK, adipogenesis, androgen receptor, and EGF–EGFR signaling pathways in SVF from ED patient.

Conclusion

Our data revealed the existence of multiple altered signaling pathways in the SVF from ED patients, which could potentially play a role in the etiology of this disease. Therefore, therapeutic strategies targeting these pathways might provide novel therapeutic opportunity for ED patients.

Other Information

Published in: Bioscience Reports
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://doi.org/10.1042/bsr20181015

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

History

Language

  • English

Publisher

Portland Press

Publication Year

  • 2018

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • Qatar Biomedical Research Institute - HBKU
  • Cancer Research Center - QBRI

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