OBJECTIVE: This work aimed to analyze the relative expression level of long intergenic non-protein coding ribonucleic acid 1503 (LINC01503) in cholangiocarcinoma tissues and cells, and to explore the effects of LINC01503 on cell proliferation, migration and invasion.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Logarithmic growth phase cholangiocarcinoma cells were selected and transfected with Lipofectamine 2000 (si-LINC01503, si-NC). The expression of LINC01503 was detected by quantitative Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). The proliferation of cells was observed by 3-(4, 5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2, 5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) assay was used to detect cell apoptosis. Transwell assay was used to observe the cell migration and invasion ability.
RESULTS: The expression of LINC01503 was significantly increased in cholangiocarcinoma tissues compared with adjacent tissues (p<0.05), and the up-regulated expression of LINC01503 was associated with lymph node metastasis. Compared with normal bile duct cells (HIBEC), cholangiocarcinoma cells (RBE, QBC939) have higher expression of LINC01503, and si-LINC01503 transfection can effectively reduce the proliferation, migration, invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of cholangiocarcinoma cells.
CONCLUSIONS: LINC01503 is highly expressed in cholangiocarcinoma and can effectively promote the proliferation, migration, invasion and EMT process of cancer cells, and LINC01503 is expected to be a potential biomarker for cholangiocarcinoma.Free PDF Download
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Y.-K. Qu, X.-S. Qu, G. Chen, Y. Feng, X.-L. Teng, W.-X. Liu, Z.-X. Cheng, J. Xu, L.-Q. Guo
LINC01503 promotes cell proliferation, invasion and EMT process in cholangio-carcinoma
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 15