Effect of inhibiting Beclin-1 expression on autophagy, proliferation and apoptosis in colorectal cancer.

Effect of inhibiting Beclin-1 expression on autophagy, proliferation and apoptosis in colorectal cancer. Oncol Lett. 2017 Oct;14(4):4319-4324 Authors: Liu L, Zhao WM, Yang XH, Sun ZQ, Jin HZ, Lei C, Jin B, Wang HJ Abstract The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms and effect of Beclin-1 on autophagy, proliferation and apoptosis in the colorectal cancer (CRC) HCT116 and SW620 cells. Beclin-1 was silenced by RNA interference (RNAi) in HTC116 and SW620 cells. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and western blot were used to measure the expression of Beclin-1. The percentage of apoptotic cells was analyzed by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) and flow cytometry (FCM). Cell cycle and cell proliferation were analyzed by FCM and the MTT assay. The present study created 3 groups in the two cell lines, consisting of the targeting siRNA (TS) group, in which Beclin-1 was partially silenced, non-specific siRNA (NS) group and control group (CG; without transfection). By siRNA transfection, the mRNA and protein level of Beclin-1 in the TS group were significantly inhibited compared with the NS group and CG (P
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