Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

24 March 2020 : Laboratory Research  

PIK3C3 Acts as a Tumor Suppressor in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Was Regulated by MiR-340-5p

Xiaobo Wang1ABCEFG, Min Gu1BCD, Yongjian Ju1DEFG, Juying Zhou2BCDFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.920642

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e920642

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), a major histological subtype of esophageal cancer, is a common cause of tumor-related deaths in the world. Due to the lack of understanding of the pathogenesis of ESCC, its clinical treatment is still a big challenge. In the present study, we aimed to identify an ESCC-related gene in the GEO dataset, and to explore its function and mechanism in ESCC.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The GSE dataset (GSE100492) consisting of 10 samples was analyzed using GEO2R for identifying the differentially expressed genes between ESCC and normal samples. Expression levels of mRNA and miRNA in ESCC tissues and cells were detected via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Protein expression was analyzed by western blot. Cell proliferation viability was determined through MTT and colony formation. Cell distribution and apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry. MiRNA target prediction was analyzed by bioinformatics. The interplay between miR-340-5p and PIK3C3 was validated by dual-luciferase reporter assay.

RESULTS: PIK3C3 was lowly expressed in ESCC tissue and indicated a poor prognosis in patents. Overexpression of PIK3C3 in vitro repressed cell proliferation of KYSE-150 and TE-12 cells. Moreover, PIK3C3 overexpression was demonstrated to enhance the sensitivity of KYSE-150 and TE-12 cells to irradiation. In addition, miR-340-5p was revealed to directly bind and negatively modulate PIK3C3 expression in ESCC. Blockage of miR-340-5p promoted ESCC cell proliferation, while rescue of PIK3C3 reversed this effect. MiR-340-5p was highly expressed in ESCC tissue and it exhibited a negative correlation with PIK3C3 expression.

CONCLUSIONS: MiR-340-5p functioned as an oncogene of ESCC by directly binding and repressing the expression of PIK3C3.

Keywords: Esophageal Neoplasms, Base Sequence, Class III Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases, Down-Regulation, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, Genes, Tumor Suppressor, Radiation, Ionizing

Add Comment 0 Comments

Editorial

01 July 2024 : Editorial  

Editorial: The Global Threats of Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance Require New Approaches to Drug Development, Including Molecular Antimicrobial Adjuvants

Dinah V. Parums

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.945583

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e945583

0:00

In Press

Clinical Research  

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hepatic Arterial Chemotherapy for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma in China...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944526  

0:00

Clinical Research  

Comparative Analysis of Antihypertensive and Anticonvulsant Regimens in Managing Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsi...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944985  

Clinical Research  

Reduced Radial Artery Occlusion in Transradial Cerebral Angiography: Key Predictive Factors and Preventive ...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944297  

Database Analysis  

Enhanced Outcomes in Femoral Subtrochanteric Fractures Using Long INTERTAN Nails with Titanium Cable Cercla...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944383  

Most Viewed Current Articles

17 Jan 2024 : Review article   4,116,598

Vaccination Guidelines for Pregnant Women: Addressing COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant

DOI :10.12659/MSM.942799

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e942799

0:00

14 Dec 2022 : Clinical Research   1,594,331

Prevalence and Variability of Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Patients with Elevated Tryptase Levels

DOI :10.12659/MSM.937990

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937990

0:00

16 May 2023 : Clinical Research   691,000

Electrophysiological Testing for an Auditory Processing Disorder and Reading Performance in 54 School Stude...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.940387

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940387

0:00

01 Jan 2022 : Editorial   50,822

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952

0:00

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750