Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2018; 22 (19): 6245-6251

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201810_16031

MicroRNA-19a-3p suppresses invasion and metastasis of prostate cancer via inhibiting SOX4

Y.-G. Feng, J.-F. Zhao, L. Xiao, W.-Y. Rao, C. Ran, Y.-H. Xiao

Department of Urology, Suining Central Hospital, Suining, China. uroygfeng@sina.com


OBJECTIVE: To explore the role of microRNA-19a-3p in regulating invasion, metastasis and EMT (epithelial mesenchymal transition) of prostate cancer (PCa) cells, as well as its underlying mechanism.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: MicroRNA-19a-3p mimic and negative control plasmid were first constructed. After transfection of microRNA-19a-3p mimic or negative control in DU145 cells, expression levels of microRNA-19a-3p and SOX4 were detected by quantitative Real-time-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blot. The regulatory effects of microRNA-19a-3p on migration and invasion of DU145 cells were detected by wound healing assay and transwell assay, respectively. Protein levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9), N-cadherin, Vimentin, alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and E-cadherin in DU145 cells transfected with microRNA-19a-3p mimic or negative control were detected by Western blot.

RESULTS: Overexpression of microRNA-19a-3p inhibited protein level of SOX4 in DU145 cells. The migration and invasion of DU145 cells were inhibited after transfection of microRNA-19a-3p mimic. Protein levels of MMP2, MMP9, N-cadherin, Vimentin and α-SMA were downregulated, whereas E-cadherin was upregulated after microRNA-19a-3p overexpression.

CONCLUSIONS: MicroRNA-19a-3p inhibits migration, invasion and EMT of PCa cells via inhibiting SOX4.

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Y.-G. Feng, J.-F. Zhao, L. Xiao, W.-Y. Rao, C. Ran, Y.-H. Xiao
MicroRNA-19a-3p suppresses invasion and metastasis of prostate cancer via inhibiting SOX4

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2018
Vol. 22 - N. 19
Pages: 6245-6251
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201810_16031