DOI: 10.1101/477877Nov 26, 2018Paper

miR-425 suppresses EMT and inhibits the development of TNBC (triple-negative breast cancer) by targeting TGF-β 1/SMAD 3 signaling pathway

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Yingping Liujinglong chen


Background: EMT has the crucial effect on the progression and metastasis of tumor. This work will elucidate the role of miR-425 in EMT and development of TNBC. Methods: The differential miRNA expression among non-tumor, para-tumor (adjacent tissue of tumor) and tumor tissues was analyzed. The luciferase activities of TGF-β1 3’ UTR treated with miR-425 were determined. Then human breast cancer cell lines were dealt with mimics or inhibitors of miR-425, and then the cell proliferation and migration, invasion ability were assessed. The expression of TGF-β1 and markers of epithelial cell and mesenchymal cell were analyzed. The influences of miR-425 on development of TNBC through inducing EMT by targeting TGF-β 1 and TGF-β1/SMAD3 signaling pathway in TNBC cell lines were investigated. Furthermore, Xenograft mice were used to explore the potential roles of miR-425 on EMT and development of TNBC in vivo. Results: Compared with non-tumor tissues, 9 miRNAs were upregulated and 3 miRNAs were down-regulated in tumor tissues. The relative expression of miR-425 in tumor tissues was obviously much lower than that in para-tumor and non-tumor tissues. MiR-425 suppressed TGF-β1 expression, additionally inhibited expression of mesenchymal cell m...Continue Reading

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