Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2020; 24 (4): 1672-1681

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202002_20341

Regulatory mechanism of lncRNA NORAD on proliferation and invasion of ovarian cancer cells through miR-199a-3p

C. Xu, L.-X. Zhu, D.-M. Sun, H. Yao, D.-X. Han

Department of Obstetrics, Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, Jining, P.R., China


OBJECTIVE: To explore the regulatory mechanism of lncRNA NORAD on proliferation and invasion of ovarian cancer cells through miR-199a-3p.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-six ovarian cancer tissues and 86 tissues adjacent to cancer, human ovarian cancer cell lines SKOV3, HO-8910, A2780, OVCAR-3, and human normal ovarian epithelial cell line IOSE80 were collected. MiR-199a-3p-mimics, miR-199a-3p-inhibitor, miR-NC, si-NORAD, Sh-NORAD, and NC were transfected into HO-8910 and A2780 cells, the expression levels of lncRNA NORAD and miR-199a-3p in ovarian cancer tissues and cells were detected by qRT-PCR, and the expression levels of N-cadherin, E-cadherin, and vimentin in cells were detected by WB. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8), transwell, and cell scratch tests were used to detect proliferation, invasion, and migration of cells, and the relationship between lncRNA NORAD and miR-199a-3p was confirmed by the Dual-Luciferase reporter assay.

RESULTS: LncRNA NORAD was highly expressed and miR-199a-3p was lowly expressed in ovarian cancer, and the expression levels of LNCRNARAD and miR-199a-3p were negatively correlated. Cell experiments showed that inhibiting the expression of lncRNA NORAD or up-regulating the expression of miR-199a-3p could inhibit the proliferation, invasion, migration, and EMT of ovarian cancer cells, while up-regulating the expression of lncRNA NORAD or inhibiting the expression of miR-199a-3p could promote their proliferation, invasion, migration, and EMT. Dual-Luciferase reporter assay confirmed that there was a regulatory relationship between lncRNA NORAD and miR-199a-3p.

CONCLUSIONS: LncRNA NORAD was highly expressed in ovarian cancer tissues, while silencing lncRNA NORAD expression could inhibit the proliferation, invasion, migration, and EMT of ovarian cancer cells by regulating miR-199a-3p, which might be a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.

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C. Xu, L.-X. Zhu, D.-M. Sun, H. Yao, D.-X. Han
Regulatory mechanism of lncRNA NORAD on proliferation and invasion of ovarian cancer cells through miR-199a-3p

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2020
Vol. 24 - N. 4
Pages: 1672-1681
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202002_20341