Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2020; 24 (12): 6692-6698

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202006_21656

LncRNA HOTTIP promotes proliferation and inhibits apoptosis of gastric carcinoma cells via adsorbing miR-615-3p

Z.-S. Xiao, H. Long, L. Zhao, H.-X. Li, X.-N. Zhang

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of University of South China, Hengyang, China. sirmm@163.com


OBJECTIVE: To explore the role of long-noncoding ribonucleic acid HOXA transcript at the distal tip (lncRNA HOTTIP) in the proliferation and apoptosis of gastric carcinoma cells.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expressions of lncRNA HOTTIP in gastric carcinoma cell lines MGC-803, HGC-27, SNU-1, and SGC-7901 and normal gastric mucosa cell line RGM-1 were detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and compared. The effects of lncRNA HOTTIP on proliferation and apoptosis of gastric carcinoma cells were detected by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8), colony formation assay, and flow cytometry, respectively. StarBase v2.0 website was adopted to predict the relationship between lncRNA HOTTIP and target miRNAs. Dual-Luciferase reporter assay was performed to verify the sponge effect of lncRNA HOTTIP on miR-615-3p. CCK-8 experiment was conducted to detect its effect on proliferation of gastric carcinoma cells after co-silencing lncRNA HOTTIP and miR-615-3p.

RESULTS: LncRNA HOTTIP was highly expressed in gastric carcinoma cell lines MGC-803, HGC-27, SNU-1, and SGC-7901 than in normal gastric mucosa cell line RGM-1. After knockdown of lncRNA HOTTIP, the proliferation function of gastric carcinoma cells was markedly weakened, and the proportion of apoptotic cells increased. LncRNA HOTTIP was able to adsorb miR-615-3p via a sponge effect. Notably, knockdown of miR-615-3p restored the effect of silenced lncRNA HOTTIP on the proliferation function of gastric carcinoma cells.

CONCLUSIONS: LncRNA HOTTIP is highly expressed in gastric carcinoma cells. It affects cell proliferation and apoptosis in gastric carcinoma by adsorbing miR-615-3p via a sponge effect.

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Z.-S. Xiao, H. Long, L. Zhao, H.-X. Li, X.-N. Zhang
LncRNA HOTTIP promotes proliferation and inhibits apoptosis of gastric carcinoma cells via adsorbing miR-615-3p

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2020
Vol. 24 - N. 12
Pages: 6692-6698
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202006_21656