Jun 2, 2020

Exosomal microRNA-26b-5p down-regulates ATF2 to enhance radiosensitivity of lung adenocarcinoma cells

Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Fushi HanShuzhen Chen


Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), as the most common subtype of non-small cell lung cancer, is responsible for more than 500 000 deaths worldwide annually. In this study, we identify a novel microRNA-26b-5p (miR-26b-5p) and elucidated its function on LUAD. The survival rate of parent LUAD cells and radiation-resistant LUAD cells were determined using clonogenic survival assay. We overexpressed or inhibited miR-26b-5p in LUAD, and the correlation between activating transcription factor 2 (ATF2) and miR-26b-5p was determined using integrated bioinformatics analysis and dual-luciferase reporter gene assay. Exosomes derived from A549 cell lines were then detected using Western blot assay, followed by co-transfection with radiation-resistant A549R cells. LUAD tissues and serum were collected, followed by miR-26b-5p relative expression quantification using RT-qPCR. miR-26b-5p was identified as the most differentially expressed miRNA and was down-regulated in LUAD. Radiation-resistant cells were more resistant to X-radiation compared with parent cells. miR-26b-5p overexpression and X-irradiation led to enhanced radiosensitivity of LUAD cells. ATF2 was negatively targeted by miR-26b-5p. Exosomal miR-26b-5p derived from A549 cells could be tr...Continue Reading

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Death (Finding)
Subtype (Attribute)
Protein Overexpression
Colony-Forming Units Assay
Western Blotting
Adenocarcinoma of Lung (Disorder)
Adenocarcinoma Cell
Quantitative Reverse Transcriptase PCR

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