OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to explore the biological roles of microRNA-101-5p (miR-101-5p) in the growth and metastasis of cervical cancer.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The levels of miR-101-5p and chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 6 (CXCL6) in cervical cancer tissues and cells were detected using the quantitative Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR) assay. The proliferation, colony formation, migration, and invasion assays were conducted using miR-101-5p transfected cervical cancer cell. The expression of CXCL6 was measured by the immunoblotting assay. Xenograft model was constructed to reveal the precise roles of miR-101-5p in the growth of cervical cancer cell in vivo.
RESULTS: MiR-101-5p was down-regulated in cervical cancer tissues when compared to the normal controls. The levels of miR-101-5p were higher in cervical cancer cells (SiHa, Caski, C-4-I, C-33 A) than that in the human cervical surface epithelial cell line, HcerEpic. Over-regulation of miR-101-5p inhibited the aggressiveness phenotypes of a cervical cancer cell in vitro. Furthermore, over-regulation of miR-101-5p reduced the tumor growth of cervical cancer cell in vivo. CXCL6 was the target protein of miR-101-5p in cervical cancer as demonstrated by luciferase reporter assay. The mRNA level of CXCL6 was negatively associated with the miR-101-5p level in cervical cancer tissue. Finally, the rescue experiments suggested that the inhibitory role of miR-101-5p was mediated by regulating the expression of CXCL6 in cervical cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicated that the over-regulation of miR-101-5p suppressed the progression of cervical cancer by targeting CXCL6 and might function as a potential therapeutic target for cervical cancer.Free PDF Download
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W. Shen, X.-Y. Xie, M.-R. Liu, L.-L. Wang
MicroRNA-101-5p inhibits the growth and metastasis of cervical cancer cell by inhibiting CXCL6
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 5