Mitophagy pp 111-121 | Cite as

Exploring MicroRNAs on NIX-Dependent Mitophagy

  • Wen Li
  • Hao Chen
  • Shupeng Li
  • Guanghong Lin
  • Du Feng
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1759)


The dysregulation of autophagy is implicated in many pathological disorders including infections, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Autophagy can be precisely controlled both transcriptionally and translationally. Accumulating evidences show that the autophagy response is regulated by microRNAs, which therefore becomes subject area of interest in recent years. Herein, we give a brief introduction of the recent advancement in the regulation of microRNA on autophagy, and then we focus on the microRNA regulation of the mitophagy receptor, NIX. Finally, we present the methodology on how to study it in detail.


MicroRNAs NIX BNIP3L Autophagy Mitophagy LC3 



This work was supported by NSFC (No. 31401182), by the National Basic Research Program of China (2013CB910100), by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (2014A030313533), by Yangfan Plan of Talents Recruitment Grant, Guangdong, China (Yue Cai Jiao [2015] 216, 4YF14007G), by the Science and Technology Planning Project, Guangdong, China (No. 2016A020215152), by Guangdong Medical Research Foundation (A2015332), and by Research Fund of Guangdong Medical University (M2014024, M2015001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wen Li
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hao Chen
    • 1
    • 3
  • Shupeng Li
    • 1
    • 3
  • Guanghong Lin
    • 1
    • 3
  • Du Feng
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Neurology, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Age-related Cardiac-cerebral Vascular Disease, The Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical UniversityGuangdong Medical UniversityZhanjiangChina
  2. 2.The Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Medical Research CenterThe First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

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