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Downregulation of miR-21 modulates Ras expression to promote apoptosis and suppress invasion of Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
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PMID:  20801640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
MiRNAs are small, noncoding RNA molecules that emerge as important regulators of cancer-related processes. The miR-21 microRNA is overexpressed in a wide variety of cancers and has been causally related to cellular proliferation and apoptosis. In this study, we found that miR-21 is overexpressed in Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and correlated with advanced stage. Inhibition of miR-21 by antisense oligonucleotides (ASO) led to decreased protein level of Ras and profound suppression of cell proliferation and invasion. Hep-2 cells exposed to miR-21 ASO exhibited cell cycle arrest at G1 phase and increased apoptosis. Furthermore, growth of LSCC xenograft tumours was significantly suppressed by repeated injection of ASO-miR-21 lentivirus and the Ras protein expression in LSCC xenograft tumours was also downregulate by ASO-miR-21. Taken together, our data suggest that miR-21 may play an oncogenic role in the cellular processes of LSCC and represent a novel target for effective therapies.
Jingyuan Ren; Dan Zhu; Ming Liu; Yanan Sun; Linli Tian
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990)     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1879-0852     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005373     Medline TA:  Eur J Cancer     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3409-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150081, China.
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