Kr üppel-like factor 1 serves as a facilitator in gastric cancer progression via activating the Wnt/β-catenin pathway
In this study, we explored the role and potential mechanism of KLF1 in GC progression by using a series of experimental methods including RT-qPCR, Western blot, CCK-8 assay, EdU staining, and cell cycle analysis. KLF1 was found to be elevated in GC tissues (n=415) compared with the normal tissues by applying UALCAN to analyze datasets from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The upregulation of KLF1 was also validated in GC cell lines. Functional studies proved that RNA interference-mediated silencing of KLF1 inhibited GC cell growth, as evidenced by the decreased cell viability, DNA synthesis, and arrested cell cycle in G1 phase. Moreover, KLF1 knockdown exerted the inhibitory effects on cell migration and invasion as well as the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in GC cells. Conversely, overexpression of KLF1 had the opposite effects on GC progression. Furthermore, we proved that the activation of Wnt/β-catenin pathway was markedly inhibited by KLF1 knockdown and promoted by KLF1 overexpression. The blockade of Wnt/β-catenin pathway rescued the effects of KLF1 overexpression. These results suggested that KLF1 promoted the growth, migration, invasion, and EMT process in GC cells, and this promotion was achieved by activating the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. This work will be helpful for searching the potential therapeutic targets for treatment of GC.PMID:34669363 | DOI:10.18388/abp.2020_5680
Biomed Pharmacother. 2021 Dec 27;146:112600. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2021.112600. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAs small non-coding RNAs, MicroRNAs (miRNAs) bind to the 3' untranslated region (3'-UTR) of mRNA targets to control gene transcription and translation. The gene of miR-330 has two miRNA products, including miR-330-3p and miR-330-5p, which exhibit anti-tumorigenesis and/or pro-tumorigenesis effects in many kinds of malignancies. In cancers, miR-330-3p and miR-330-5p aberrant expression can influence many malignancy-related processes such as cell proliferation, migration, invasion, apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchyma...
AbstractGasdermins (GSDM) are members of a family of pore-forming effector proteins which lead to membrane permeabilization and pyroptosis, a lytic cell death with pro-inflammatory characteristics. Recently, two members of the gasdermin family, gasdermin B (GSDMB) and gasdermin E (GSDME), were shown to suppress tumor growth, through the involvement of cytotoxic lymphocytes. Other studies also reported the important functions of gasdermins in various cancer types including gastric cancer, hepatocarcinoma, and cervix and breast cancer. However, gasdermins have not been previously studied in the context of serous ovarian canc...
This article reviews the abnormal expression of miR-802 in a variety of tumors, expounds the mechanism by which miR-802 affects tumor progression by regulating different target genes, and elaborates the network of miR-802-related ceRNAs. We also summarized the limitations of miR-802 research and looked forward to the potential application of miR-802 in the diagnosis and prognosis of tumors.PMID:34558723 | DOI:10.1002/jcla.23989
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