OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have revealed that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are dysregulated in malignant tumors and participates in carcinogenesis. The purpose of our study was to uncover the mechanisms underlying lncRNA CASC15 in bladder cancer (BLCA).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this research, Real Time-quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) was performed to detect cancer susceptibility candidate 15 (CASC15) expression in BLCA samples and cells. Besides, the wound healing assay and transwell assay were performed in BLCA cells after CASC15 was knocked down. Furthermore, the bioinformatics analysis and dual-luciferase reporter assay were conducted to explore the target miRNA of CASC15, which was further verified through rescue experiments in BLCA cells.
RESULTS: CASC15 expression was upregulated in BLCA tissue samples. Moreover, CASC15 downregulated the miR-130b-3p expression and promoted cell migration and invasion in BLCA in vitro. The rescue experiments also revealed that the inhibitory effects by the silence of CASC15 could be reversed through the inhibition of miR-130b-3p.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggested a vital regulatory mechanism of CASC15 in BLCA, and the CASC15/miR-130b-3p axis might serve as a new therapeutic interventional target for BLCA patients.
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X. Yu, Z.-L. Wang, C.-L. Han, M.-W. Wang, Y. Jin, X.-B. Jin, Q.-H. Xia
LncRNA CASC15 functions as an oncogene by sponging miR-130b-3p in bladder cancer
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 22