Long noncoding RNA CDKN2B-AS1 interacts with miR-411-3p to regulate ovarian cancer in vitro and in vivo through HIF-1a/VEGF/P38 pathway.


Department of Gynaecology, Sichuan Academy of Medical Science & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu, 610000, Sichuan, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


Ovarian cancer (OC) is one of the most prevalent cancers with high fatality rate. In the present study, RT-PCR showed that the mRNA level of CDKN2B-AS1 was significantly upregulated while the miR-411-3p was downregulated in OC cell lines. In addition, the Sh-CDKN2B-AS1 resulted in the suppression of cell growth, invasion, migration and promotion of apoptosis, and miR-411-3p showed reversed results. Further studies demonstrated that CDKN2B-AS1 could directly interact with miR-411-3p, and that there was an inverse correlation between miR-411-3p and CDKN2B-AS1. Moreover, the in vivo experiments further demonstrated that Sh-CDKN2B-AS1 could inhibit the tumor growth. In addition, we examined the effect of CDKN2B-AS1 and miR-411-3p on HIF1a/VEGF/P38 axis. Consequently, Sh-CDKN2B-AS1 could suppress this pathway. In summary, our study demonstrated that the CDKN2B-AS1 interacted with miR-411-3p contributing to carcinogenesis in OC. Meanwhile, Sh-CDKN2B-AS1 showed anti-cancer role by promoting apoptosis and inhibiting cell growth, invasion and migration. Collectively, CDKN2B-AS1 modulated these activities possibly though miR-411-3p/HIF1a/VEGF/P38 pathway.


CDKN2B-AS1,Migration and invasion,Ovarian cancer,miR-411,

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