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MicroRNA-133b Inhibits Proliferation, Cellular Migration, and Invasion via Targeting LASP1 in Hepatocarcinoma Cells

Hui Li*, Zhigang Xiang*, Yan Liu*, Bin Xu*, Jianzhou Tang

* Research Center of Translational Medicine, School of Medicine, Da Tian Wan Campus of Jishou University, Jishou, Hunan, P.R. China
† Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Science, Changsha University, Changsha, Hunan, P.R. China

Oncology Research 2017, 25(8), 1269-1282. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850151453092

Abstract

MicroRNAs (miRs), a class of small noncoding RNAs, are key gene regulators through inducing translational repression or degradation of their target genes. However, the regulatory mechanism of miR-133b underlying hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) growth and metastasis remains largely unclear. Here we found that miR-133b was significantly downregulated in HCC tissues and cell lines. Moreover, low miR-133b levels were significantly associated with the malignant progression of HCC. LASP1, upregulated in HCC tissues and cell lines, was then identified as a novel target of miR-133b in HCC HepG2 and Hep3B cells. Moreover, the increased expression of LASP1 was associated with HCC progression. An in vitro study showed that overexpression of miR-133b inhibited the proliferation, migration, and invasion of HepG2 and Hep3B cells. Similarly, knockdown of LASP1 reduced HepG2 and Hep3B cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. Furthermore, overexpression of LASP1 attenuated the suppressive effect of miR-133b on the malignant phenotypes of HepG2 and Hep3B cells, suggesting that miR-133b may inhibit HCC growth and metastasis via targeting LASP1. In addition, overexpression of miR-133b inhibits tumor growth of HepG2 and Hep3B cells in vivo. Therefore, the miR-133b/LASP1 axis may become a potential target for the treatment of HCC.

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Li, H., Xiang, Z., Liu, Y., Xu, B., Tang, J. (2017). Microrna-133b inhibits proliferation, cellular migration, and invasion via targeting LASP1 in hepatocarcinoma cells. Oncology Research, 25(8), 1269-1282. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850151453092
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Li H, Xiang Z, Liu Y, Xu B, Tang J. Microrna-133b inhibits proliferation, cellular migration, and invasion via targeting LASP1 in hepatocarcinoma cells. Oncol Res. 2017;25(8):1269-1282 https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850151453092
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H. Li, Z. Xiang, Y. Liu, B. Xu, and J. Tang "MicroRNA-133b Inhibits Proliferation, Cellular Migration, and Invasion via Targeting LASP1 in Hepatocarcinoma Cells," Oncol. Res., vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1269-1282. 2017. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504017X14850151453092



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