Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2019; 23 (1): 217-224

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201901_16767

Study of miR-26a inhibiting epithelial-mesenchymal transition and invasion of Tu686 cell line through SMAD1

B. Fan, L. Li, D.-J. Xiao, T. Xu

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wuxi No. 2 People’s Hospital, Wuxi, P.R. China. tingband@126.com


OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of miR-26a on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and invasion of Tu686 cell line through SMAD1.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tu686 Squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (SCCHN) cell strains were divided into the miR-26a group, miR-NC group, co-transfection group and blank control group. Among them, the miR-26a group only transfected miR-26a mimics, the miR-NC group only transfected miR-26a negative control, the co-transfection group transfected miR-26a mimics and pcDNA3.1-SMAD1 plasmid. The qRT-PCR method was used for the detection of the expressions of miR-26a and SMAD1 in each group of cells, transwell assay for the detection of the invasion ability of each group of cells and Western blot for detecting the expression level of SMAD1 and the expressions of EMT-related proteins E-cadherin and N-cadherin.

RESULTS: The relative expression of miR-26a in the miR-26a group was significantly higher than that in the miR-NC group and blank control group, and the relative expression in the co-transfection group was significantly higher than that in the miR-NC and blank control groups. The relative expression of SMAD1 in the miR-26a group was significantly lower than that in the miR-NC and blank control groups, and the relative expression in the co-transfection group was lower than that in the miR-NC and blank control groups, and higher than that in the miR-26a group (all p<0.05). There was no significant difference between the miR-NC group and the blank control group (p>0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: miR-26a may reduce the expression level of SMAD1, affect the expression of EMT-related proteins, inhibit the EMT function of Tu686 cells of squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck, and inhibit the invasion of them.

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B. Fan, L. Li, D.-J. Xiao, T. Xu
Study of miR-26a inhibiting epithelial-mesenchymal transition and invasion of Tu686 cell line through SMAD1

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2019
Vol. 23 - N. 1
Pages: 217-224
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201901_16767