Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2019; 23 (4): 1388-1396

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201902_17095

Lnc00908 promotes the development of ovarian cancer by regulating microRNA-495-5p

J.-N. Jiang, Q.-Y. Hong, H.-J. Gao, B.-L. Lai, J.-F. Lan, Q. Yang

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. plyangqi@jlu.edu.cn


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether lnc00908 could affect the proliferative and migratory behaviors of ovarian cancer (OC) cells by regulating microRNA-495-5p, thus participating in the development of OC.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Quantitative Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (QRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression levels of lnc00908 and microRNA-495-5p in OC tissues and normal ovarian tissues, as well as OC cell lines. The regulatory effects of lnc00908 and microRNA-495-5p on the proliferative and migration abilities of OC cells were detected by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) and transwell assay, respectively. The binding relationship between microRNA-495-5p and ANXA3, as well as miR-495-5p and lnc00908, was examined by luciferase reporter gene assay. Gain-of-function experiments were conducted to verify whether lnc00908 could affect the proliferative and migratory behaviors of OC cells by regulating microRNA-495-5p.

RESULTS: Lnc00908 was highly expressed in OC tissues, and its expression was positively correlated with tumor stage. Overexpression of lnc00908 markedly promoted the proliferative and migratory abilities of SKOV3 and OVCAR cells. Luciferase reporter gene assay showed that lnc00908 could bind to microRNA-495-5p. However, microRNA-495-5p was significantly downregulated in OC tissues. Overexpression of microRNA-495-5p reversed the enhanced abilities of proliferation and migration in SKOV3 and OVCAR3 cells by lnc00908 overexpression. ANXA3 was a target gene of microRNA-495-5p. Moreover, overexpression of ANXA3 attenuated the inhibitory effect of miR-495-5p on the proliferative and migratory behaviors of SKOV3 and OVCAR3 cells.

CONCLUSIONS: We found that the high expression of lnc00908 can promote the proliferation and migration abilities of OC cells through sponging microRNA-495-5p to regulate ANXA3 expression.

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J.-N. Jiang, Q.-Y. Hong, H.-J. Gao, B.-L. Lai, J.-F. Lan, Q. Yang
Lnc00908 promotes the development of ovarian cancer by regulating microRNA-495-5p

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2019
Vol. 23 - N. 4
Pages: 1388-1396
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201902_17095