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Long Noncoding RNA FEZF1-AS1 Promotes Osteosarcoma Progression by Regulating the miR-4443/NUPR1 Axis

Chengwei Zhou1, Jianxiang Xu1, Jinti Lin, Renjin Lin, Kai Chen, Jianzhong Kong, Xiaolong Shui

Department of Orthopedics Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China
1 These authors provided equal contribution to this work and are co-first authors.

Oncology Research 2018, 26(9), 1335-1343. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504018X15188367859402

Abstract

Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) FEZF1-AS1 was demonstrated to facilitate cell proliferation and migration in some cancers. However, the functions of FEZF1-AS1 and its molecular mechanism in osteosarcoma remain to be elucidated. In our study, we found that the expression of FEZF1-AS1 was upregulated in osteosarcoma samples and cell lines compared with normal tissues or cells. Besides, we showed that the expression levels of FEZF1-AS1 in osteosarcoma patients were positively correlated with tumor metastasis and TNM stage. Additionally, FEZF1-AS1 knockdown inhibited cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in U2OS and MG63 cells, while upregulation had the opposite effects in vitro. Moreover, FEZF1-AS1 depletion inhibited tumor growth and metastasis in vivo. We found that FEZF1-AS1 sponged miR-4443 to promote NUPR1 expression in U2OS and MG63 cells. Furthermore, knockdown of miR-4443 abrogated FEZF1-AS1 silencing-induced inhibition of cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in osteosarcoma. Finally, we found that restoration of NUPR1 rescued the proliferation, migration, and invasion abilities of FEZF1-AS1-depleted U2OS and MG63 cells. Our study indicated that FEZF1-AS1 could promote osteosarcoma progression by sponging miR-4443 to promote NUPR1 expression. The FEZF1-AS1/miR-4443/NUPR1 axis may act as a novel therapeutic strategy for osteosarcoma treatment.

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Zhou, C., Xu, J., Lin, J., Lin, R., Chen, K. et al. (2018). Long noncoding RNA FEZF1-AS1 promotes osteosarcoma progression by regulating the mir-4443/nupr1 axis. Oncology Research, 26(9), 1335-1343. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504018X15188367859402
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Zhou C, Xu J, Lin J, Lin R, Chen K, Kong J, et al. Long noncoding RNA FEZF1-AS1 promotes osteosarcoma progression by regulating the mir-4443/nupr1 axis. Oncol Res. 2018;26(9):1335-1343 https://doi.org/10.3727/096504018X15188367859402
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C. Zhou et al., "Long Noncoding RNA FEZF1-AS1 Promotes Osteosarcoma Progression by Regulating the miR-4443/NUPR1 Axis," Oncol. Res., vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 1335-1343. 2018. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504018X15188367859402



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