Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2021; 25 (3): 1366-1378

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202102_24845

Long non-coding RNA UCA1 mediates proliferation and metastasis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma cells via regulating miR-185-5p/HOXA13 axis

Y.-D. Sun, Q. Liu, H.-X. Yang, L. Tian, J. Wang, L. Zeng, X.-W. Zhou

Department of Otolaryngology, Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan Province, China. xingwei_zhouxw@163.com


OBJECTIVE: LncRNA urothelial cancer associated 1 (UCA1) is involved in the development of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), however, its specific mechanism is not fully clear.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (RT-qPCR) was conducted to determine the expressions of lncRNA-UCA1, miR-185-5p and homeobox A13 (HOXA13) in LSCC tissues and cell lines. Cell Counting Kit-8 assay, colony formation assay, wound healing assay, Transwell and flow cytometry, DIANA-LncBase V2, as well as Starbase, Targetscan, and Dual-Luciferase reporter gene system were conducted to detect and confirm the crosstalk networks among lncRNA-UCA1, miR-185-5p, and HOXA13.

RESULTS: The levels of UCA1 and HOXA13 were significantly higher and the expression of miR-185-5p was reduced in LSCC tissues and cell lines. Moreover, miR-185-5p was predicted as a target gene for lncRNA UCA1, while HOXA13 was the target gene for miR-185-5p. UCA1 siRNA inhibited the proliferation and invasion of LSCC cells, moreover, the proliferation and invasion of LSCC cells were suppressed by miR-185-5p mimics but were enhanced by miR-185-5p inhibitor. UCA1 siRNA and overexpressed HOXA13 reversed the promotive effects of miR-185-5p inhibitor and inhibitory effects of miR-185-5p mimics on cell proliferation and metastasis, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: The current findings reveal the important role of lncRNA UCA1/miR-185-5p/HOXA13 regulatory network in LSCC cells, and potentially provide new insights into the pathogenesis of LSCC.

 

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Y.-D. Sun, Q. Liu, H.-X. Yang, L. Tian, J. Wang, L. Zeng, X.-W. Zhou
Long non-coding RNA UCA1 mediates proliferation and metastasis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma cells via regulating miR-185-5p/HOXA13 axis

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2021
Vol. 25 - N. 3
Pages: 1366-1378
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202102_24845