May 31, 2020

MiR-449b-5p targets lncRNA PSMG3-AS1 to suppress cancer cell proliferation in lung adenocarcinoma

BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Na YueYunquan Guo


PSMG3-AS1 has been characterized as an oncogenic lncRNA in breast cancer, while its role in other cancers is unknown. This study investigated the role of PSMG3-AS1 in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). This study included 64 LUAD patients (42 males and 22 females) who were enrolled between May 2012 and May 2014. RT-qPCR was used to evaluate the expression levels of lncRNA. Cell proliferation analysis was performed using CCK-8 kit. We found that upregulation of PSMG3-AS1 in LUAD predicted the poor survival of patients. MiR-449b-5p is downregulated in LUAD and the expression levels of LUAD were inversely correlated with the expression levels of PSMG3-AS1. MiR-449b-5p was predicted to target PSMG3-AS1, and overexpression of miR-449b-5p resulted in the downregulation of PSMG3-AS1 in LUAD cells. Cell proliferation analysis showed that overexpression of PSMG3-AS1 resulted in increased rate of cell proliferation. Overexpression of miR-449b-5p reduced the enhancing effects of PSMG3-AS1 on cell proliferation. Therefore, miR-449b-5p may target PSMG3-AS1 in LUAD to suppress cancer cell proliferation.

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Adenocarcinoma Cell
Adenocarcinoma of Lung (Disorder)
Malignant Neoplasms
Quantitative Reverse Transcriptase PCR
Protein Expression
Up-Regulation (Physiology)
Cell Proliferation
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