OBJECTIVE: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in osteosarcoma (OS) progression. LncRNA DSCAM-AS1 has been reported to function as a tumor promoter in various cancers. However, the potential mechanism of DSCAM-AS1 in OS remains rarely know.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression levels of DSCAM-AS1 and miR-101 were detected by RT-qPCR. The correlation between DSCAM-AS1 and miR-101 expression was analyzed by Pearson’s correlation. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to assess the overall survival rate. Cell viability and invasion were assessed by MTT assay and transwell assays, respectively. A Luciferase reporter assay was used to identify the relationship between DSCAM-AS1 and miR-101.
RESULTS: In the present study, it was demonstrated that DSCAM-AS1 expression was significantly upregulated in OS tissues and cells and high expression of DSCAM-AS1 predicted poor prognosis in OS patients. In addition, the silencing of DSCAM-AS1 suppressed the viability and invasion of OS cells, while DSCAM-AS1 overexpression promoted cell viability and invasion. Furthermore, we found that DSCAM-AS1 inhibited miR-101 expression by direct interaction and DSCAM-AS1 promoted OS progression by sponging miR-101. In addition, miR-101 expression was negatively correlated with DSCAM-AS1 expression. Patients with low miR-101 expression had a shorter overall survival time compared with those with high miR-101 expression.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study demonstrated that DSCAM-AS1 accelerated OS cell progression by sponging miR-101, which might provide a new sight in the treatment of OS.Free PDF Download
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C.-L. Yu, N.-W. Xu, W. Jiang, H. Zhang, Y. Ma
LncRNA DSCAM-AS1 promoted cell proliferation and invasion in osteosarcoma by sponging miR-101
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 24 - N. 14