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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2017 Vol.18 No.1 P.27-36


Involvement of microRNA-718, a new regulator of EGR3, in regulation of malignant phenotype of HCC cells

Author(s):  Zhong-dong Wang, Fan-yong Qu, Yuan-yuan Chen, Zhang-shen Ran, Hai-yan Liu, Hai-dong Zhang

Affiliation(s):  Clinical Laboratory of Taishan Sanatorium of Shandong Province, Tai’an 271001, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   zdongwang@yeah.net

Key Words:  miR-718, MicroRNA, Early growth response protein 3 (EGR3), Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), Malignant phenotype

Zhong-dong Wang, Fan-yong Qu, Yuan-yuan Chen, Zhang-shen Ran, Hai-yan Liu, Hai-dong Zhang. Involvement of microRNA-718, a new regulator of EGR3, in regulation of malignant phenotype of HCC cells[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2017, 18(1): 27-36.

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Objective: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still one of the most common death-related malignancies worldwide. Because the way onset and progression are hidden most, HCC diagnoses are made at an advanced stage, when they are unsuitable for surgical resection. microRNAs are a class of small non-coding RNAs, participating in many aspects of cancers. In this study, we tried to establish the role of microRNA-718 (miR-718) in the malignant phenotype of HCC cells and its possible role in HCC diagnosis. Methods: Here we first used a methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, Transwell migration and invasion assays, and colony formation assay to evaluate the impact of miR-718 on the malignant phenotypes of HCC cells. Then, we used bioinformatic methods to predict the target gene of miR-718 and used green fluorescence protein (GFP) reporter assay, Western blot, and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) to validate the regulation relationship. Finally, we determined the role of the target gene in the HCC phenotype. Results: We found that the expression of miR-718 was significantly reduced in various HCC cell lines and HCC tissues. Re-expression of miR-718 significantly reduced the cellular viability and colony formation ability as well as inhibited the migration and invasion abilities of HCC cell lines. early growth response protein 3 (EGR3) is a direct target of miR-718 and is negatively regulated by miR-718. EGR3 could increase the viability and proliferation of HCC cells, and promot the migration and invasion of HCC cells. Conclusions: miR-718 acts as a tumor suppressive microRNA in HCC via regulating the expression of EGR3, which may provide a new diagnostic marker and treatment target for HCC.


方法:采用聚合酶链反应(PCR)方法构建miR-718和EGR3的过表达及敲降质粒,并采用实时定量PCR(qRT-PCR)方法验证质粒有效性;采用MTT法和克隆形成实验检测肝癌细胞系HepG2和SMMC-7721的生长增殖能力;采用Transwell迁移侵袭实验检测肝癌细胞系HepG2和SMMC-7721的迁移和侵袭能力;采用增强型绿色荧光蛋白(EGFP)荧光报告载体实验验证miR-718的靶基因;采用qRT-PCR和蛋白质印迹(Western blot)检测相关基因表达水平的变化。
结论:miR-718在肝癌细胞系HepG2和SMMC-7721中起到抑癌基因的作用;EGR3在肝癌细胞系 HepG2和SMMC-7721中起到促癌基因的作用;miR-718是通过靶定EGR3 mRNA 3’ UTR下调EGR3的表达起到抑癌基因的作用。


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