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Role of LncRNAs in the Pathogenesis of Sepsis and their Clinical Significance

[ Vol. 24 , Issue. 7 ]


Yongpeng Yang, Jianping Zhang, Ruifeng Xu, Weikai Wang and Lin Wei*   Pages 835 - 843 ( 9 )


Sepsis is a fatal organ dysfunction caused by the host's uncontrolled response to infection, with high morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and intervention are the most effective methods to reduce the mortality due to sepsis. However, there is still a lack of definite biomarkers or intervention targets for the diagnosis, evaluation, prognosis, and treatment of sepsis. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a type of noncoding transcript with a length ranging from 200 to 100,000 nucleotides. LncRNAs mainly locate in the cytoplasm and nucleus and participate in various signaling pathways related to inflammatory reactions and organ dysfunction. Recent studies have reported that lncRNAs are involved in regulating the pathophysiological process of sepsis. Some classical lncRNAs have been confirmed as promising biomarkers to evaluate the severity and prognosis of sepsis. This review summarizes the mechanical studies on lncRNAs in sepsis-induced acute lung, kidney, myocardial, and liver injuries, analyzes the role of lncRNAs in the pathogenesis of sepsis, and explores the possibility of lncRNAs as potential biomarkers and intervention targets for sepsis-induced multiple organ dysfunction.


LncRNAs, sepsis, biomarker, diagnosis, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, nucleotides.


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