MiR-139-5p suppresses osteosarcoma cell growth and invasion through regulating DNMT1

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yong-Kang Shi, Yu-Hua Guo


Accumulating evidence has suggested the crucial roles of differentially expressed miRNAs in osteosarcoma progression. MiR-139-5p was decreased in various cancers. However, the role of miR-139-5p in the development of osteosarcoma and the underlying mechanism remain to be addressed. MiR-139-5p and DNA methyltransferase-1 (DNMT1) mRNA expressions in osteosarcoma tissues and cells were detected by qRT-PCR and western blot analysis. The effects of miR-139-5p and DNMT1 on osteosarcoma cell migration, invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) were investigated through cell migration and invasion assays, and western blot analysis. The relationship between miR-139-5p and DNMT1was explored using luciferase reporter analysis and western blot. A xenograft tumor model was employed to verify the effects of miR-139-5p on osteosarcoma. We found that miR-139-5p was strikingly decreased in osteosarcoma tissues and cell lines. MiR-139-5p over-expression suppressed osteosarcoma cell growth, migration and invasion, while loss of miR-139-5p promoted osteosarcoma cell proliferation, migration and invasion. Following, we characterized that DNMT1 was a direct target of miR-139-5p that interacted with the 3'-untranslated region of DNMT1. MiR...Continue Reading

Related Concepts

MIRN139 microRNA, mouse
microRNA-139-3p, human
DNA (cytosine-5-)-methyltransferase 1
Malignant Bone Neoplasm
Mice, Nude
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
RNA, Small Temporal

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