miRNA-1343 is an uncharacterized miRNA predicted to target a number of genes involved in epithelial cell function including TGF-beta signaling, cell adhesion, and cell proliferation. We transiently overexpressed miRNA-1343 or a non-targeting control miRNA in A549 and 16HBE14o- human airway cell lines. As predicted, RNA-seq following miRNA-1343 overexpression showed significant downregulation of genes involved in these pathways. Furthermore, genes involved in cholesterol and lipid biosynthesis were found to be significantly upregulated by miRNA-1343 overexpression. Overall design: mRNA profiles from A549 and 16HBE14o- cells transiently transfected with miRNA-1343 or a negative control (NC) miRNA, in quintuplicate.