Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2019; 23 (12): 5168-5175

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201906_18181

MiR-155 regulates the proliferation and apoptosis of pancreatic cancer cells through targeting SOCS3

J. Wang, J. Guo, H. Fan

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Huangshi Central Hospital of the Eastern Hubei Medical Group, Huangshi, Hubei, China. songlinzhanw@yeah.net


OBJECTIVE: Reduced expression of suppressors of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is associated with a variety of tumors. The elevated miR-155 expression is associated with the onset of pancreatic cancer. Bioinformatics analysis revealed a targeted relation between miR-155 and the 3′-UTR of SOCS3. This study investigated whether miR-155 regulates SOCS3 expression and affects the biological effects of pancreatic cancer cells.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: QRT-PCR was used to detect the expression of miR-155 and SCOS3 mRNA in tumor tissues and paracancerous tissues of patients with pancreatic cancer. The dual luciferase reporter gene assay validated the target interaction between miR-155 and SOCS3. Pancreatic cancer cell line SW1990 cells were divided into miR-NC group and miR-155 inhibitor group followed by an analysis of the expressions of SOCS3, p-JAK2 and p-STAT3, cell apoptosis by flow cytometry, and cell proliferation by EdU staining.

RESULTS: Compared with adjacent tissues, miR-155 expression was increased in tumor tissues of patients with pancreatic cancer, and SOCS3 expression was decreased. There was a targeted regulatory relationship between miR-155 and SOCS3 mRNA. Compared with HPDE6-C7 cells, miR-155 expression in pancreatic cancer SW1990 and Capan-1 cells was increased, and SOCS3 expression was decreased. Transfection of miR-155 inhibitor significantly increased SOCS3 expression in pancreatic cancer SW1990 cells, decreased the expression of p-JAK2 and p-STAT3, increased cell apoptosis, and decreased cell proliferation.

CONCLUSIONS: Increased miR-155 expression and decreased SOCS3 expression are related to the pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer. miR-155 inhibits the proliferation and apoptosis of pancreatic cancer cells by inhibition of SOCS3 expression.

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J. Wang, J. Guo, H. Fan
MiR-155 regulates the proliferation and apoptosis of pancreatic cancer cells through targeting SOCS3

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2019
Vol. 23 - N. 12
Pages: 5168-5175
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201906_18181