OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have revealed that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in the progression of tumorigenesis. Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a disease widely widespread all over the world. The aim of this study was to identify how lncRNA INHBA-AS1 functions in the progression of OSCC.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: LncRNA INHBA-AS1 expression in both OSCC cells and 48 paired tissue samples was detected by Real Time-quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR). The function of INHBA-AS1 was identified by the transwell assay, wound healing assay, and proliferation assay in vitro. Meanwhile, the role of INHBA-AS1 was investigated through tumor formation assay in vivo. Furthermore, the underlying mechanism was explored by the luciferase assays and RNA immunoprecipitation assay (RIP).
RESULTS: INHBA-AS1 was highly expressed in OSCC tissues when compared with adjacent tissue samples. The proliferation, invasion, and migration of OSCC cells were significantly inhibited after the knockdown of INHBA-AS1 in vitro. Meanwhile, the knockdown of INHBA-AS1 remarkably inhibited tumor growth and metastasis in vivo. Besides, miR-143-3p was down-regulated after the knockdown of INHBA-AS1 in vitro. The expression of miR-143-3p was negatively correlated with the expression of INHBA-AS1 in OSCC tissues. In addition, miR-143-3p was directly targeted by INHBA-AS1.
CONCLUSIONS: The knockdown of INHBA-AS1 repressed cell migration, invasion, and proliferation in OSCC by sponging miR-143-3p, which might offer a new therapeutic intervention for OSCC patients.
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W.-Q. Ma, J. Chen, W. Fang, X.-Q. Yang, A. Zhu, D. Zhang, H.-L. Zhong, B. Yang, Z. Luo
LncRNA INHBA-AS1 promotes cell growth, migration, and invasion of oral squamous cell carcinoma by sponging miR-143-3p
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 24 - N. 4