May 22, 2020

Hypoxia-responsive miR-141-3p is involved in the progression of breast cancer via mediating the HMGB1/HIF-1α signaling pathway

The Journal of Gene Medicine
Shanping SunXingsong Tian


Hypoxia-responsive miRs have been frequently reported in the growth of various malignant tumors. The present study aimed to investigate whether hypoxia-responsive miR-141-3p was implicated in the pathogenesis of breast cancer via mediating the high-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1)/hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α signaling pathway. miRs expression profiling was filtrated by miR microarray assays. Gene and protein expression levels, respectively, were examined by a quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chaion reaction and western blotting. Cell migration and invasion were analyzed using a transwell assay. Cell growth was determined using nude-mouse transplanted tumor experiments. miR-141-3p was observed as a hypoxia-responsive miR in breast cancer. miR-141-3p was down-regulated in breast cancer specimens and could serve as an independent prognostic factor for predicting overall survival in breast cancer patients. In addition, the overexpression of miR-141-3p could inhibit hypoxia-induced cell migration and impede human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cell growth in vivo. Mechanistically, the hypoxia-related HMGB1/HIF-1α signaling pathway might be a possible target of miR-141-3p with respect to preventing the development of...Continue Reading

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Transcriptional Repression
Cell Invasion
Cell Growth
Protein Overexpression
Signal Pathways

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