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miR-186 Suppresses the Progression of Cholangiocarcinoma Cells Through Inhibition of Twist1

Ming Zhang, Baochang Shi, Kai Zhang

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Shandong Provincial Third Hospital, Jinan, Shandong, P.R. China

Oncology Research 2019, 27(9), 1061-1068.


Deregulation of miR-186 and Twist1 has been identified to be involved in the progression of multiple cancers. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying miR-186-involved cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) are still unknown. In this study, we found that miR-186 was downregulated in CCA tissues and cell lines, and negatively correlated with the expression of Twist1 protein. In vitro assays demonstrated that miR-186 mimics repressed cell proliferation, in vivo tumor formation, and caused cell cycle arrest. miR-186 mimics also inhibited the migration and invasion of CCLP1 and SG-231 cells. Mechanistically, the 3′-untranslated region (3′-UTR) of Twist1 mRNA is a direct target of miR-186. Further, miR-186 inhibited the expressions of Twist1, N-cadherin, vimentin, and matrix metallopeptidase 9 (MMP9) proteins, whereas it increased the expression of E-cadherin in CCLP1 and SG-231 cells. Silencing of Twist1 expression enhanced the inhibitory effects of miR- 186 on the proliferation, migration, and invasion of CCLP1 and SG-231 cells. In conclusion, miR-186 inhibited cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) through targeting Twist1 in human CCA. Thus, miR-186/Twist1 axis may benefit the development of therapies for CCA.


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Zhang, M., Shi, B., Zhang, K. (2019). miR-186 Suppresses the Progression of Cholangiocarcinoma Cells Through Inhibition of Twist1. Oncology Research, 27(9), 1061–1068.

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