OBJECTIVE: In previous studies, PCAT1 has been proved to be a key carcinogenic driver in hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the regulatory mechanism of PCAT1 remains poorly understood in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression of PCAT1, miR-508-3p and NFIB in DLBCL was detected by RT-qPCR assay. CCK-8 assay and transwell assay were used to measure cell proliferation, migration and invasion of DLBCL cells. Western blot assay was used to explore the protein expression of NFIB. Dual-Luciferase reporter assay was applied to measure the correlation between PCAT1, miR-508-3p and NFIB.
RESULTS: PCAT1 was demonstrated to be upregulated in DLBCL tissues and cell lines. Besides, PCAT1 expression was associated with clinical stage and IPI score of DLBCL patients. Moreover, overexpression of PCAT1 promoted DLBCL cell proliferation, migration and invasion in vitro. Mechanistic investigation displayed that PCAT1 interplayed with miR-508-3p, while NFIB was a target gene of miR-508-3p. Further, miR-508-3p was in a downtrend while NFIB was increased in DLBCL tissues and cell lines. MiR-508-3p overexpression repressed DLBCL cell growth and metastasis, while PCAT1 overexpression reversed the inhibitory effect of miR-508-3p on the progression of DLBCL. Moreover, NFIB silencing suppressed DLBCL cell proliferation, migration and invasion, whereas PCAT1 vector or miR-508-3p knockdown destroyed the inhibitory of si-NFIB on the progression of DLBCL.
CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our findings validated that PCAT1 acted as completive endogenous RNA by sponging miR-508-3p and upregulating NFIB to facilitate DLBCL cell proliferation, migration and invasion.Free PDF Download
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M. Tian, Y. Li, W. Zheng, Q.-Q. Liu, X.-L. Zhang, J.-L. Liu, S. Zhang, Y.-X. Sheng, C.-B. Fan, W.-L. Zhang
LncRNA PCAT1 enhances cell proliferation, migration and invasion by miR-508-3p/NFIB axis in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 25 - N. 6