• Zhang L, Liang R, Zhang G, Zhai Z, Deng Y, Li J, Cui S. (2019) Analysis of the microRNA expression profiles in feline kidney cell line infected with feline panleukopenia virus. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 75, 103945.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in many biological processes. Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is a highly infectious pathogen that can cause severe disease in pets, economically important animals and wildlife. In this study, miRNAs associated with FPV infection were identified using high-throughput sequencing. Our results showed that 673 known miRNAs and 278 novel miRNAs were identified and 57 significantly differential expression miRNAs were found post-FPV infection in feline kidney cell line. Stem-loop qRT-PCR was applied to validate the expression of the randomly selected miRNAs; the results were consistent with the sequencing data. Furthermore, the target genes of differential expression miRNAs were analyzed and predicated by GO and KEGG pathway. Altogether, our analysis provides a potential link between miRNA expression and the pathogenesis of FPV infection.

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