TITLE

MicroRNA-140 regulates cell growth and invasion in pancreatic duct adenocarcinoma by targeting iASPP

AUTHOR(S)
Shuai Liang; Xuejun Gong; Gewen Zhang; Gengwen Huang; Yebin Lu; Yixiong Li
PUB. DATE
February 2016
SOURCE
Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica;Feb2016, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p174
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
MicroRNAs are 22 nucleotide RNAs processed from RNA hairpin structures that play important roles in regulating protein expression level via binding to mRNA, either suppressing its translation or speeding up its degradation. In humans, they regulate most protein-coding genes, including genes important in cancer and other diseases. In this study, the expression of microRNA-140 (miR-140) was demonstrated to be significantly suppressed in pancreatic duct adenocarcinoma specimens and cell lines, compared with their adjacent normal tissues. With the help of bioinformatics analysis, inhibitor of apoptosis-stimulating protein of p53 (iASPP) was identified to be a direct target of miR-140, and luciferase reporter experiment confirmed this discovery. Overexpression of miR-140 decreases the protein expressions of iASPP, â–µ Np63, MMP2, and MMP9. Growth and invasion of PANC-1 cells were attenuated by overexpression of miR-140 in vitro. The suppressive effect of miR-140 on PANC-1 cell line could be partly balanced out by manual overexpression of iASPP. Above all, these findings provided insights into the functional mechanism of miR-140, suggested that the miR-140/iASPP axis may interfere with the proliferative and invasive property of pancreatic duct adenocarcinoma cells, and indicated that miR-140 could be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic duct adenocarcinoma.
ACCESSION #
112716939

 

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