31 December 2019 : Laboratory Research
Multiple Copies in T-Cell Malignancy 1 (MCT-1) Promotes the Stemness of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells via Activating Interleukin-6 (IL-6) Signaling through Suppressing MiR-34a ExpressionYonghuai Li1AEG*, Baolin Wang2BC, Shuyu Gui1DE, Juanjuan Ji1EF
Med Sci Monit 2019; 25:10198-10204
BACKGROUND: Although the oncogenic roles of multiple copies in T-cell malignancy 1 (MCT-1) have been revealed in multiple cancers, its effects on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) progression are still uncertain. This study aimed to reveal the effects of MCT-1 on the stem cell-like traits of NSCLC cells.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Western blot, real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), spheroid forming ability, and ALDH1 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1) activity analysis were carried out to examine the effects of MCT-1/micrRNa-34 (miR-34a)/interleukin-6 (IL-6) on the stem cell-like characteristics of lung cancer cells.
RESULTS: MCT-1 knockdown reduced the spheroid forming ability, characterized as the decreased spheroid size and number. Additionally, MCT-1 knockdown decreased the expression of the NSCLC stemness markers and the activity of ALDH1. Moreover, MCT-1 knockdown decreased IL-6 secretion that promotes NSCLC cell stemness. Furthermore, MCT-1 knockdown increased the level of miR-34a, which attenuated the stemness of NSCLC cells through targeting IL-6R (IL-6 receptor) expression.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest MCT-1/miR-34a/IL-6/IL-6R axis is responsible for MCT-1-mediated effects on NSCLC cell stemness.
Keywords: MicroRNAs, Neoplastic Stem Cells, Receptors, Interleukin-6, A549 cells, Cell Cycle Proteins, Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic, Gene Knockdown Techniques, Interleukin-6, Oncogene Proteins
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