miR-223 Regulates Cell Proliferation and Invasion via Targeting PDS5B in Pancreatic Cancer Cells.


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Laboratory Medicine, Bengbu Medical College, Anhui 233030, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Emerging evidence has demonstrated that miR-223 is critically involved in the progression of pancreatic cancer (PC); however, the underlying mechanisms are not fully elucidated. In the present study, we explored the molecular basis of miR-223-mediated tumor progression in PC. We performed numerous approaches including MTT, FACS, transfection, RT-PCR, western blotting, Transwell, and animal studies to determine the physiological role of miR-223 in PC cells. We found that sister chromatid cohesion protein PDS5 homolog B (PDS5B) is a direct target of miR-223 in PC. Moreover, PDS5B exhibits tumor-suppressive function in PC cells. Consistently, ectopic overexpression of PDS5B reversed miR-223-mediated tumor progression in PC cells. These results suggest that the miR-223/PDS5B axis regulates cell proliferation and invasion in PC cells. Our findings indicated that downregulation of miR-223 could be a novel therapeutic approach for PC.


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