Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2019; 23 (9): 3821-3828

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201905_17809

MiR-4513 mediates the proliferation and apoptosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma cells via targeting CXCL17

Y.-X. Xu, J. Sun, W.-L. Xiao, Y.-S. Liu, J. Yue, L.-F. Xue, J. Deng, K.-Q. Zhi, Y.-L. Wang

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Quingdao, P.R. China. yongliang_wang12@163.com


OBJECTIVE: Emerging evidence has indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in regulating cancer carcinogenesis; however, its role in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains largely unknown. Our work was aimed to investigate the role of miR-4513 in regulating OSCC cells behaviors.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: MiR-4513 expression in OSCC cells was analyzed by quantitative Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). Cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis were analyzed by the cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, wound-healing assay, transwell invasion assay, and flow cytometry, respectively. The connections of miR-4513 and CXC ligand 17 (CXCL17) were analyzed by luciferase reporter assay and Western blot assay.
RESULTS: MiR-4513 expression was found elevated in the OSCC cell lines. The downregulation of miR-4513 expression inhibits cell proliferation, migration, invasion and, at the same time, promotes apoptosis. Furthermore, we validated CXCL17 as a direct target of miR-4513. Knocking down the expression of CXCL17, inhibited the effects of miR-4513 on OSCC cell behaviors.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggested the oncogenic role of miR-4513 in OSCC, and therefore it might be used as a target for the OSCC treatment.

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Y.-X. Xu, J. Sun, W.-L. Xiao, Y.-S. Liu, J. Yue, L.-F. Xue, J. Deng, K.-Q. Zhi, Y.-L. Wang
MiR-4513 mediates the proliferation and apoptosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma cells via targeting CXCL17

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2019
Vol. 23 - N. 9
Pages: 3821-3828
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201905_17809