LncRNA XIST Promotes Growth of Human Chordoma Cells by Regulating miR-124-3p/iASPP Pathway.

LncRNA XIST 通过调节 miR-124-3p/iASPP 途径促进人脊索瘤细胞的生长。

  • 影响因子:2.97
  • DOI:10.2147/OTT.S252195
  • 作者列表:"Hai B","Pan X","Du C","Mao T","Jia F","Liu Y","Ma Y","Liu X","Zhu B
  • 发表时间:2020-05-26

Introduction:Chordoma is a malignant primary bone tumor that is found in the spine and skull. X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) is a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is known to be involved in the development of various cancers, but its precise function and mechanism in human chordoma have not been elucidated. Here, we investigated the role of lncRNA XIST in chordoma progression. Methods:Quantitative real time-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was performed to determine lncRNA XIST expression in human chordoma tissues and matched-noncancerous tissues. Western blot was used to determine protein expression. Silencing and overexpression of lncRNA XIST were carried out by RNA interference (RNAi) and lentiviral transduction, respectively. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and flow cytometry were employed to examine the effects of lncRNA XIST on growth of human chordoma cells. Lastly, the role of lncRNA XIST in vivo was explored using a xenograft model. Results:We found that lncRNA XIST expression was upregulated in chordoma and strongly correlated with poor patient prognosis. Moreover, lncRNA XIST promoted proliferation and inhibited apoptosis of chordoma cells. Mechanistically, upregulation of lncRNA XIST led to a decrease in miR-124-3p expression, thereby promoting the expression of the miR-124-3p target gene, inhibitor of apoptosis-stimulating protein of p53 (iASPP). Addition of miR-124-3p inhibitor or mimic reversed the effects induced by lncRNA XIST silencing or overexpression on chordoma cell proliferation. Lastly, using a xenograft mouse model, we found that silencing of lncRNA XIST decreased tumorigenicity in vivo, as shown by increased tumor cell apoptosis. Conclusion:Our findings demonstrate a key role for lncRNA XIST in chordoma progression by regulating miR124-3p/iAPSS pathway.


导读: 脊索瘤是一种原发于脊柱和颅骨的恶性骨肿瘤。X 非活性特异性转录本 (XIST) 是一种长链非编码 RNA (lncRNA),已知参与各种癌症的发生、发展,但其在人类脊索瘤中的确切功能和机制尚未阐明。在此,我们研究了 lncRNA XIST 在脊索瘤进展中的作用。 方法: 采用实时定量聚合酶链反应 (qRT-PCR) 检测人脊索瘤组织和匹配的非癌组织中 lncRNA XIST 的表达。Western blot 测定蛋白表达。分别通过 RNA 干扰 (RNAi) 和慢病毒转导进行 lncRNA XIST 的沉默和过表达。采用细胞计数试剂盒-8 (CCK-8) 和流式细胞术检测 lncRNA XIST 对人脊索瘤细胞生长的影响。最后,使用异种移植模型探索了 lncRNA XIST 在体内的作用。 结果: 我们发现 lncRNA XIST 在脊索瘤中表达上调,与患者预后不良密切相关。此外,lncRNA XIST 促进脊索瘤细胞增殖,抑制细胞凋亡。从机制上讲,lncRNA XIST 的上调导致 miR-124-3p 表达降低,从而促进 miR-124-3p 靶基因 p53 凋亡刺激蛋白抑制剂 (iASPP) 的表达。加入 miR-124-3p 抑制剂或模拟物可逆转 lncRNA XIST 沉默或过表达对脊索瘤细胞增殖的影响。最后,使用异种移植小鼠模型,我们发现 lncRNA XIST 的沉默降低了体内的致瘤性,如肿瘤细胞凋亡增加所示。 结论: 我们的研究结果证明了 lncRNA XIST 通过调控 miR124-3p/iAPSS 通路在脊索瘤进展中的关键作用。



来源期刊:Bioscience reports
作者列表:["Ying T","Dong JL","Yuan C","Li P","Guo Q"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND:Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone malignancy in children and adolescents. In order to find factors related to its recurrence, and thus improve recovery prospects, a powerful clinical signature is needed. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are essential in osteosarcoma processes and development, and here we report significant lncRNAs to aid in earlier diagnosis of osteosarcoma. METHODS:A univariate Cox proportional hazards regression analysis and a multivariate Cox regression analysis were used to analyze osteosarcoma patients' lncRNA expression data from the Therapeutically Applicable Research To Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET), a public database. RESULTS:A lncRNA signature consisting of three lncRNAs (RP1-261G23.7, RP11-69E11.4 and SATB2-AS1) was selected. The signature was used to sort patients into high-risk and low-risk groups with meaningful recurrence rates (median recurrence time 16.80 vs. >128.22 months, log-rank test, P143.80 months, log-rank test, P=0.006). A multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that the significant lncRNA was an independent prognostic factor for osteosarcoma patients. Functional analysis suggests that these lncRNAs were related to the PI3K-Akt signaling pathway, the Wnt signaling pathway, and the G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway, all of which have various, important roles in osteosarcoma development. The significant 3-lncRNA set could be a novel prediction biomarker that could aid in treatment and also predict the likelihood of recurrence of osteosarcoma in patients.

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来源期刊:Cancer letters
作者列表:["Yang D","Liu K","Fan L","Liang W","Xu T","Jiang W","Lu H","Jiang J","Wang C","Li G","Zhang X"]

METHODS::Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulates the initiation and progression of osteosarcoma (OS), specifically lncRNA RP11-361F15.2 has been shown to play prominent roles in tumorigenesis. Previously, M2-Like polarization of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) has been identified to play a key role in cancer migration/invasion. Hence, it is essential to understand the role of RP11-361F15.2 in tumorigenesis and its association with M2-Like polarization of TAMs. The results indicate that RP11-361F15.2 is significantly increased in OS tissues, and its expression is positively correlated with cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 4 (CPEB4) expression and negatively associated with miR-30c-5p expression. Further, overexpression of RP11-361F15.2 increased OS cell migration/invasion and M2-Like polarization of TAMs in vitro, as well as promoted xenograft tumor growth in vivo. Mechanistically, luciferase reporter assays indicated that RP11-361F15.2 upregulated CPEB4 expression by competitively binding to miR-30c-5p. Further, we have identified that RP11-361F15.2 promotes CPEB4-mediated tumorigenesis and M2-Like polarization of TAMs through miR-30c-5p in OS. We also identified that RP11-361F15.2 acts as competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) against miR-30c-5p thereby binding and activating CPEB4. This RP11-361F15.2/miR-30c-5p/CPEB4 loop could be used as a potential therapeutic strategy for the treatment of OS.

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作者列表:["Kelley LM","Schlegel M","Hecker-Nolting S","Kevric M","Haller B","Rössig C","Reichardt P","Kager L","Kühne T","Gosheger G","Windhager R","Specht K","Rechl H","Tunn PU","Baumhoer D","Wirth T","Werner M","von Kalle T","Nathrath M","Burdach S","Bielack S","von Lüttichau I"]

METHODS:PURPOSE:The objective of this study was to investigate potential correlations between pathologic fractures (PFs) and prognosis of patients with primary central high-grade osteosarcoma of the extremities. METHODS:We retrospectively analyzed 2,847 patients registered in the Consecutive Cooperative Osteosarcoma Study Group database with primary central high-grade osteosarcoma of the extremities, treated between 1980 and 2010. Intended treatment included pre- and postoperative chemotherapy and surgery. Univariable and multivariable survival analyses were performed for all patients and then differentiated for adult and pediatric (≤ 18 years at time of diagnosis) patients. RESULTS:A total of 2,193 patients were ≤ 18 years of age; 11.3% of all patients had PFs. In the overall cohort, presence of PF correlated significantly with tumor site, histologic subtype, relative tumor size, and primary metastases, but not with body mass index or local surgical remission. In univariable analysis, 5-year overall survival (OAS) of patients with and without PF was 63% versus 71%, respectively (P = .007), and 5-year event-free survival (EFS) was 51% versus 58% (P = .026). In pediatric patients, OAS and EFS did not differ significantly between patients with and without PF. In adults, 5-year OAS in patients with and without PF was 46% versus 69% (P < .001), and 5-year EFS was 36% versus 56% (P < .001). In multivariable analysis, PF was not a statistically significant factor for OAS or EFS in the total cohort or in pediatric patients. In adult patients, PF remained an independent prognostic factor for OAS (P = .013; hazard ratio [HR], 1.893). It was not a significant prognostic factor for EFS (P = .263; HR, 1.312). CONCLUSION:In this largest study to date with extremity osteosarcomas, we observed the occurrence of PF to correlate with inferior OAS expectancies in adult but not in pediatric patients.

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