OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in women. However, the detailed mechanisms of its tumorigenesis remain largely unknown. Evidence and data have shown that abnormality in expression of Long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) is closely related to tumorigenesis. The aim of this study is to identify the detailed mechanisms of LncRNA LINC00628 in breast cancer.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression of LINC00628 in breast cancer tissues, adjacent non-cancerous tissues and cell lines were detected by qRT-PCR. Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test were applied to analyze the overall survival of patients with low and high expression level of LINC00628 respectively. The LCC2 and MCF-7 cells were transfected with LINC00628 and the proliferation, invasion and migration were examined. The cell cycle distribution and cell apoptosis rate in LCC2 and MCF-7 cells after transfection with LINC00628 were explored by flow cytometry. The relative expression level of Bcl-2, Bax and Caspase-3 protein in LCC2 and MCF-7 cells after transfection with LINC00628 was detected by Western blotting.
RESULTS: The relative expression level of LINC00628 in breast cancer tissues and cell lines were significantly decreased and the low expression level of LINC00628 has a poorer prognosis and lower overall survival rate. The overexpression of LINC00628 suppressed breast cancer cells proliferation, invasion and migration. Further, with the overexpression of LINC00628, cell cycle was arrested in G0/G1 phase in breast cancer cells and cell apoptosis was promoted. The relative expression of Caspase-3 and Bax protein were significantly increased and the relative expression of Bcl-2 protein was significantly decreased after transfection with LINC00628.
CONCLUSIONS: The expression of LINC00628 was decreased in breast cancer. The overexpression of LINC00628 suppressed the proliferation, invasion and migration of breast cancer cells and promoted cell apoptosis associated with the regulation of Bcl-2/Bax/Caspase-3 signal pathway.Free PDF Download
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D.-Q. Chen, X.-D. Zheng, Y. Cao, X.-D. He, W.-Q. Nian, X.-H. Zeng, X.-Y. Liu
Long non-coding RNA LINC00628 suppresses the growth and metastasis and promotes cell apoptosis in breast cancer
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 2