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posted on 17.03.2022, 04:48 by Xiaodong Lv, Zhixian Fang, Weibo Qi, Yufen Xu, Wenyu Chen

Objective: This study investigates the relationship between the HOXA11-AS/let-7c-5p/IGF2BP1 regulatory axis and lung adenocarcinoma.

Methods: The expression levels of HOXA11-AS, let-7c-5p, and IGF2BP1 were evaluated in LUAD tissue and cell lines. Subcellular fractionation detection assay was adopted to verify the HOXA11-AS distribution in LUAD cells. The interaction relationship between let-7c-5p and HOXA11-AS or IGF2BP1 was validated by dual-luciferase reporter detection. In RNA binding protein immunoprecipitation assay, the binding relationship between HOXA11-AS and let-7c-5p was identified. The cell viability of transfected cells was tested by the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay. The mouse xenograft model was used to identify the effect of HOXA11-AS on tumor growth in vivo.

Results: Upregulation of lncRNA HOXA11-AS was found in LUAD, and suppression of HOXA11-AS could suppress the proliferative ability of LUAD cells. The let-7c-5p was expressed to be downregulated, which played an inhibitory role in LUAD cell proliferation. Let-7c-5p was negatively regulated by HOXA11-AS. HOXA11-AS promoted LUAD cell proliferation, while let-7c-5p had an inverse effect. Besides, IGF2BP1, regulated by let-7c-5p, had a positive relation with HOXA11-AS, while overexpression of IGF2BP1 could suppress the inhibition of silencing HOXA11-AS on LUAD cell proliferation. Experiments on mice confirmed that HOXA11-AS facilitated LUAD cell growth in vivo through regulating the let-7c-5p/IGF2BP1 axis.

Conclusion: HOXA11-AS promoted LUAD cell proliferation by targeting let-7c-5p/IGF2BP1, which could be potential molecular targets for LUAD.

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