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19 July 2020 : Animal Research

[Retracted: 21 Feb 2024] Resveratrol Suppresses Human Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cell Growth Via Inhibiting Differentiation Antagonizing Non-Protein Coding RNA (DANCR) Expression

Jiafeng Zhang1ABE, Xiaojie Jin1DEG*, Chuan Zhou1B, Hui Zhao1CF, Ping He1BF, Yalin Hao1D, Qiongna Dong1F

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.923622

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e923622

The authors have requested retraction due to the identification of errors in the data. Reference: Jiafeng Zhang, Xiaojie Jin, Chuan Zhou, Hui Zhao, Ping He, Yalin Hao, Qiongna Dong. Resveratrol Suppresses Human Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cell Growth Via Inhibiting Differentiation Antagonizing Non-Protein Coding RNA (DANCR) Expression. Med Sci Monit, 2020; 26: e923622. DOI: 10.12659/MSM.923622


BACKGROUND: Although resveratrol has been found to show anti-cancer effects and potential chemotherapeutic activities in several cancers, the role and molecular mechanisms of resveratrol in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the effect of resveratrol in NPC progression and its molecular mechanism.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blotting were used to detect the expression of DANCR and PTEN. MTT assay and EdU assay were performed to detect the cell proliferation in NPC cells with different treatment. The effect of resveratrol on cell migration was explored by Transwell migration assay. RNA immunoprecipitation assay and chromatin immunoprecipitation assay were performed to test the interaction between DANCR, EZH2, and PTEN. A mouse xenograft model of NPC cell was established, and immunohistochemistry assay was performed to detect the PTEN expression.

RESULTS: Resveratrol treatment inhibited NPC cell growth and migration in a dose-dependent manner. Additionally, resveratrol downregulated the expression of DANCR and DANCR overexpressing abrogated the inhibition effect of resveratrol on NPC cell migration. Mechanistically, DANCR could bind to EZH2 and downregulated PTEN expression through mediating the binding of EZH2 on PTEN promoter. Furthermore, rescue experiments suggested resveratrol inhibited NPC cell growth and migration by the DANCR/PTEN pathway. Resveratrol significantly decreased the tumor volume and tumor weight and increased the expression of PTEN.

CONCLUSIONS: Resveratrol increased PTEN expression and suppressed NPC cell growth and migration through downregulation of DANCR.

Keywords: Retracted Publication

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Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e944193     https://medscimonit.com/abstract/index/idArt/944193
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