OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the biological roles of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) ZNF281 and KLF15 in regulating cervical carcinoma progression.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Differential expressions of ZNF281 in 58 collected cervical carcinoma and normal tissues were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The relationship between ZNF281 and clinicopathologic characteristics in cervical carcinoma patients was analyzed. By generating ZNF281 knockdown model in HeLa and SiHa cells through the transfection of shZNF281, migratory ability changes were examined via transwell and wound healing assay. The role of ZNF281 in in vivo tumorgenicity of cervical carcinoma was examined by implanting xenografted cancers in nude mice. The downstream target of ZNF281 and their interaction were assessed by bioinformatics tool and Dual-Luciferase reporter assay, respectively. Finally, co-regulations of ZNF281 and KLF15 on cervical carcinoma progression were elucidated.
RESULTS: ZNF281 was upregulated in cervical carcinoma tissues and cell lines. It was correlated to TNM staging, and incidences of lymphatic metastasis and distant metastasis in cervical carcinoma patients, while it was unrelated to age and tumor size. The knockdown of ZNF281 effectively attenuated migratory ability in HeLa and SiHa cells. Besides, knockdown of ZNF281 also reduced tumorigenicity of cervical carcinoma in nude mice. KLF15 was the downstream gene binding ZNF281, and they were negatively correlated to each other in cervical carcinoma tissues. Notably, KLF15 was responsible for ZNF281-induced regulation on cervical carcinoma migration.
CONCLUSIONS: LncRNA ZNF281 is upregulated in cervical carcinoma samples, and it is correlated to lymphatic metastasis, distant metastasis, and poor prognosis in cervical carcinoma patients. By targeting KLF15, ZNF281 triggers migratory potential in cervical carcinoma. We believed that ZNF281 is a promising biomarker for cervical carcinoma.Free PDF Download
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Y.-M. Hou, X.-P. Wang, C.-C. Shen, L.-T. Chen, X.-X. Zheng
Cervical carcinoma progression is aggravated by lncRNA ZNF281 by binding KLF15
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 25 - N. 18