eISSN: 1896-9151
ISSN: 1734-1922
Archives of Medical Science
Current issue Archive Manuscripts accepted About the journal Special issues Editorial board Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Basic research

MiR-376c-3p targets heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HBEGF) to inhibit proliferation and invasion in medullary thyroid carcinoma cells

Ning Bai, DeQiang Hou, ChunPu Mao, Liang Cheng, Na Li, XiaoMing Mao

Online publish date: 2019/05/21
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Introduction
Aggressive medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTC) have a high mortality rate and the treatment for patients diagnosed with advanced MTC is comparatively ineffective. We hence aimed to test the effects of miR-376c-3p on MTC and to explore the relevant mechanism.

Material and methods
Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and soft agar colony formation assay were applied to evaluate the proliferation of transfected MZ-CRC-1 cells. Wound healing and transwell assay were employed to evaluate MTC cell migration and invasion, respectively. Luciferase assay was performed to validate the downstream target of miR-376c-3p in MZ-CRC-1 cells. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to detect mRNA abundance of key genes. Western blot technique was used to analyze protein levels of HBEGF, E-cadherin, ZO-1, N-cadherin and vimentin.

Results
MiR-376c-3p inhibited the viability, migration and invasion of MZ-CRC-1 cells. Moreover, miR-376c-3p mimic downregulated expression of N-cadherin and vimentin but upregulated that of E-cadherin and ZO-1 in MZ-CRC-1 cells. Results for the Luciferase reporter assay showed that miR-376c-3p was able to bind the 3 untranslated region of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HBEGF), of which overexpression nearly nullified the miR-376c-3p mimic-induced inhibitory effects in the MTC cells.

Conclusions
MiR-376c-3p showed suppressive effects on MZ-CRC-1 cells via targeting and downregulating HBEGF, suggesting that miR-376c-3p could potentially be targeted for the treatment of MTC.

keywords:

miR-376c-3p, medullary thyroid carcinomas, heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor, mechanism, MZ-CRC-1

FEATURED PRODUCTS
Quick links
© 2019 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.
PayU - płatności internetowe