The Expression and Diagnostic Value of LncRNA H19 in the Blood of Patients with Osteoarthritis
Background: To investigate the expression and diagnostic value of LncRNA H19 in the blood of patients with osteoarthritis.
Methods: A total of 130 cases of patients with osteoarthritis admitted to Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, China from Jun 2016 to Jul 2017 were elected as the study group, and 100 patients who underwent physical examination in Jinling Hospital during the same period were selected as the control group. The differences in expression levels of LncRNA H19 between the two groups were compared, the diagnostic value of LncRNA H19 in osteoarthritis and its relationship with clinical characteristics of patients with osteoarthritis were analyzed.
Results: The expression level of LncRNA H19 increased in peripheral blood of patients with osteoarthritis (P<0.05). The AUC, critical value, sensitivity and specificity of the diagnosis of osteoarthritis were 0.891, 1.879, 96.00% and 85.73%, respectively. The expression level of LncRNA H19 was related to K-L grading, and the expression level of LncRNA H19 increased with K-L grading. Pearson correlation analysis showed that LncRNA H19 was negatively correlated with bone metabolism indexes PINP, N-MID, BGP, BALP and Lysholm score (P<0.05), and positively correlated with bone metabolism indexes β-CTX, VAS score and WOMAC score (P<0.05).
Conclusion: LncRNA H19 is highly expressed in peripheral blood of patients with osteoarthritis, which is closely related to the occurrence and development of osteoarthritis and has a good diagnostic value for osteoarthritis.
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