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Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 12;6:19070. doi: 10.1038/srep19070.

TRIM25 blockade by RNA interference inhibited migration and invasion of gastric cancer cells through TGF-β signaling.

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1
Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Pudong District People's Hospital, Shanghai 201299, China.
2
Department of General Surgery, Punan Hospital, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200125, China.

Abstract

Tripartite Motif Containing 25 (TRIM25), a member of TRIM proteins, has been found abnormally expressed in cancers of female reproductive system. Here, TRIM25 was conspicuously expressed in human gastric cancer (GC) tissues in which its higher expression generally correlated with the poor prognosis of patients. Small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated knockdown of TRIM25 expression in MGC-803 and AGS cells had no effects on cell proliferation, whereas reduced cell migration and invasion. Gene set enrichment analysis on The Cancer Genome Atlas stomach adenocarcinoma (STAD) dataset revealed that several signaling pathways, including the migration, E-cadherin and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathways, were enriched in TRIM25 higher expression patients. Moreover, ectopic expression of TRIM25 in a GC cell line with lower expression of TRIM25 significantly promoted the migration and invasion. Further experiments with TGF-β inhibitor suggested that TRIM25 may exert its function through TGF-β pathway. In summary, our results indicate that TRIM25 acts as an oncogene in GC and thus presents a novel target for the detection and treatment of GC.

PMID:
26754079
PMCID:
PMC4709557
DOI:
10.1038/srep19070
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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