miR-186-5p Functions as a Tumor Suppressor in Human Osteosarcoma by Targeting FOXK1

Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry : International Journal of Experimental Cellular Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology
Zhiqiang ZhangMingyu Fan


Aberrantly expressed miRNAs play a vital role in the development of some cancers, such as human osteosarcoma (OS). However, the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying miR-186-5p-involved osteosarcoma are unclear. qRT-PCR and western blot analysis were employed to measure the expressions of miR-186-5p and forkhead box k1 (FOXK1). CCK-8 assay evaluated the effect of miR-186-5p and FOXK1 on cell proliferation. Transwell assay confirmed cell migration and invasion. Eventually, the dual-luciferase reporter assay validated 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of FOXK1 as a direct target of miR-186-5p. Down-regulation of miR-186-5p was identified in OS tissues and cell lines, and negatively correlated with distant metastasis, Enneking stage and poor 5-year prognosis as well as the expression of forkhead box k1 (FOXK1) protein. Further assays demonstrated that miR-186-5p overexpression had inhibitory effects on in-vitro cell proliferation, cell cycle, and in-vivo tumor growth. miR-186-5p overexpression also inhibited the epithelial-tomesenchymal transition (EMT), migration and invasion of OS cells. Importantly, miR-186-5p directly targeted FOXK1 3'-UTR and negatively regulated its expression. Silencing of FOXK1 expression enhanced the inh...Continue Reading

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In Vivo
Tumor Suppressor Genes
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Cell Motility
Regulation of Biological Process
Western Blotting
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Malignant Bone Neoplasm

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