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Effect of microRNA-143-3p-mediated CTNND1 on the biological function of lung cancer cells

Xinxiong FEI, Wenbin HU, Gangsheng WANG, Chunyan SU, Xuqun HUANG, Zhongjun JIANG*

Affiliated Hospital of Hubei Polytechnic University, Edong Healthcare Group, Department of Internal Medicine-Oncology, Huangshi, 435200, China

* Address correspondence to: Zhongjun Jiang, email

BIOCELL 2020, 44(1), 81-88.


Lung cancer poses a serious threat to human life with high incidence and miRNA is an important biomarker in tumors. This study aimed to explore the effect of miR-143-3p on the biological function of lung cancer cells and the underlying mechanism. Eighty-seven samples of lung cancer tissues and 81 samples of tumor-adjacent tissues from patients undergoing radical lung cancer surgery in our hospital were collected. The lung cancer cells and lung fibroblast cells (HFL-1) were purchased, and then miR-143-3p-mimics, miR-NC, si-CTNND1, and NC were transfected into A549 and PC-9 cells to establish cell models. MiR-143-3p and CTNND1 expression levels were measured by the qRTPCR, Bax, Bcl-2, and CTNND1 expression levels by the Western Blot (WB), and cell proliferation, invasion, and apoptosis by the MTT assay, Transwell assay, and flow cytometry. Dual luciferase report assay was used to determine the relationship between miR-143-3p and CTNND1. In this study, miR-143-3p was lowly expressed in lung cancer and CTNND1 was highly expressed in lung cancer. The overexpression of miR-143-3p inhibited cell proliferation and invasion, promoted cell apoptosis, significantly increased Bax protein expression, and decreased Bcl-2 protein expression. The inhibition of CTNND1 led to opposite biological characteristic in cells. The dual luciferase reporter assay demonstrated that miR-143-3p was a target region of CTNND1. Such results suggest that miR-143-3p can inhibit the proliferation and invasion of lung cancer cells by regulating the expression of CTNND1 and promote the apoptosis of lung cancer cells, sott is expected to be a potential target for lung cancer.


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FEI,, X. (2020). Effect of microRNA-143-3p-mediated CTNND1 on the biological function of lung cancer cells. BIOCELL, 44(1), 81–88.


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