Identification of m6A Modification Regulated by Dysregulated circRNAs in Decidua of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Curr Issues Mol Biol. 2023 Oct 31;45(11):8767-8779. doi: 10.3390/cimb45110551.ABSTRACTN6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification is a prevalent modification of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) in eukaryote cells and is closely associated with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Circular RNAs (circRNAs) play critical roles in embryo implantation, trophoblast invasion and immune balance, which are important events during pregnancy. However, how m6A modification is regulated by circRNAs and the potential regulatory mechanism of circRNAs on RPL occurrence remain largely unclassified. We displayed the expression profiles of circRNAs and mRNAs in the decidua of normal pregnancies and RPL patients based on circRNA sequencing and the Gene Expression Omnibus database. A total of 936 differentially expressed circRNAs were identified, including 509 upregulated and 427 downregulated circRNAs. Differentially expressed circRNAs were enriched in immune, metabolism, signaling and other related pathways via the analysis of Gene Ontology (GO) and the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway. The competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) network was predicted to supply the possible role of circRNAs in RPL occurrence, and we further analyzed the profiles of nine m6A regulators (seven readers, one writer and one eraser) managed by circRNAs in this network. We also showed the expression profiles of circRNAs in the serum, trying to seek a potential biomarker to help in the diagnosis of RPL. These da...
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