A novel long non-coding RNA TONSL-AS1 regulates progression of gastric cancer via activating TONSL.


Department of General Surgery, The Affiliated Jiangsu Shengze Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. No.1399, Shichang Road, Shengze Town, Suzhou City, Jiangsu, China; Department of General Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. No. 300, Guangzhou Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are reported to play a significant role in various malignant tumors, yet their potential functions in gastric cancer are not clear. In this study, we found a novel lncRNA, named TONSL-AS1, was downregulated in gastric cancer tissues and cell lines compared with the normal. TONSL-AS1 inhibited cell migration, invasion and proliferation in SGC-7901, MGC-803 cells. Furthermore, TONSL-AS1 could suppress cell tumorigenesis in vivo. Mechanistically, TONSL-AS1's genomic neighboring gene TONSL, which was reported as a tumor suppress gene, was upregulated by TONSL. Additionally, the TONSL-AS1 was positively associated with TONSL in cancer tissues. Our study revealed that the tumor-inhibiting effect of TONSL-AS1 in gastric cancer cells was associated with TONSL. In general, our results indicated that TONSL-AS1 works as a tumor suppressor lncRNA, which may be a new therapeutic target for gastric cancer.


Gastric cancer,Long non-coding RNA,TONSL,TONSL-AS1,

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