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Tumour Biol. 2016 Nov;37(11):15241-15252. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

MicroRNA-218 inhibits the proliferation, migration, and invasion and promotes apoptosis of gastric cancer cells by targeting LASP1.

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1
Medical Ward I of Department of Oncology, Chifeng Hospital, No. 1 Middle of Zhaowuda Road, Chifeng, 024000, Neimenggu, People's Republic of China.
2
Medical Ward I of Department of Oncology, Chifeng Hospital, No. 1 Middle of Zhaowuda Road, Chifeng, 024000, Neimenggu, People's Republic of China. Hongboji2333@163.com.

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate the effects of microRNA-218 (miR-218) on the proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis of gastric cancer (GC) cells by targeting LIM and SH3 domain protein 1 (LASP1). The GC cells in the logarithmic phase were selected and divided into five groups: the blank group, negative control (NC) group, miR-218 inhibitors group, miR-218 inhibitors + siLASP1 group, and miR-218 mimics + siLASP1 group. The miR-218 expression in each group was also detected by qRT-PCR. The CCK8 assay, Transwell migration, and invasion assays and flow cytometry were performed to determine the effects of miR-218 on cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis of GC cells. Western blotting was conducted to measure LASP1 protein expression in GC cells after transfection. The qRT-PCR revealed that the transfection of miR-218 mimics could upregulate the miR-218 expression, and the transfection of miR-218 inhibitors could downregulate the miR-218 expression in the GC cells. Compared with the blank and NC groups, the proliferation, migration, and invasion of GC cells were significantly reduced in the miR-218 mimics, miR-218 inhibitors + siLASP1, and miR-218 mimics + siLASP1 groups but enhanced in the miR-218 inhibitors group. Similarly, compared with the blank and NC groups, the cell apoptosis rates in the miR-218 mimics, miR-218 inhibitors + siLASP1, and the miR-218 mimics + siLASP1 groups were significantly increased, while the miR-218 inhibitors group had a lower apoptosis rate. In conclusion, these results indicate that miR-218 could inhibit the proliferation, migration, and invasion and promote apoptosis of GC cells by downregulating LASP1 expression.

KEYWORDS:

Apoptosis; Gastric cancer; Invasion; LASP1; MicroRNA-218; Migration; Proliferation

PMID:
27696291
DOI:
10.1007/s13277-016-5388-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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