Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2017; 21 (18): 4113-4123

Antitumor effect of miR-27b-3p on lung cancer cells via targeting Fzd7

Y. Sun, T. Xu, Y.-W. Cao, X.-Q. Ding

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Huangdao Division, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.

OBJECTIVE:  Lung cancer is the most common malignancy with the highest mortality rate among cancers. microRNAs (miRNAs) have been confirmed to be closely related to the physiological disorder, especially the tumor process. This study aimed to investigate the effect of miR-27b-3p on lung tumor cells.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expressions of miR-27b-3p in lung tumors and adjacent non-tumors lung tissues were compared. We test the bonding effect of miR-27b-3p on the Fzd7 promoter, and miR-27b-3p effects on the Fzd7 expression in both NCI-H446 and A549 cells. Then, effects of miR-27b-3p and Fzd7 on these cells viability, survival and apoptosis were detected, respectively. In addition, the possible mechanism of miR-27b-3p affected these cells apoptosis was explored by analyzing the expression of apoptosis-related factors.

RESULTS: We found that miR-27b-3p was low expressed in lung tumors compared to adjacent non-tumorous lung tissues. miR-27b-3p directly targeted Fzd7 promoter and negatively regulated Fzd7 expression. Fzd7 promoted NCI-H446 and A549 cells viability and survival, inhibited cells apoptosis. However, miR-27b-3p effects on these cells were quite the opposite to Fzd7. The expressions of apoptosis-related factors were associated positively with miR-27b-3p and showed a negative correlation with Fzd7 expression.

CONCLUSIONS: The miR-27b-3p was lowly expressed in lung cancer tissues, and played the role of a tumor suppressor. It could promote cell apoptosis and suppress cancer cells viability and survival via down-regulating Fzd7. It suggested that miR-27b-3p might be a potential target for the prophylaxis and treatment of lung cancer.

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Y. Sun, T. Xu, Y.-W. Cao, X.-Q. Ding
Antitumor effect of miR-27b-3p on lung cancer cells via targeting Fzd7

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2017
Vol. 21 - N. 18
Pages: 4113-4123