miR-140-5p targeted FGF9 and inhibited the cell growth of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma

Ying Wang, Qingli Huang, Faping Li
2019 Biochemistry and Cell Biology  
Increasing evidence has suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in the initiation and development of cancers. Here, we found that miR-140-5p was significantly downregulated in both laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) tissues and cell lines. Decreased expression of miR-140-5p was significantly associated with the metastasis of LSCC. Overexpression of miR-140-5p inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis of LSCC cells. Mechanistically, the fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF9)
more » ... h factor 9 (FGF9) was identified as the target of miR-140-5p. miR-140-5p bound the 3′-untranslated region (3′-UTR) of FGF9 and suppressed the expression of FGF9 in LSCC cells. Additionally, the level of FGF9 was upregulated in LSCC tissues and negatively correlated with the expression of miR-140-5p. Restoration of FGF9 attenuated the suppressive role of miR-140-5p in regulating the growth of LSCC cells. Collectively, these results indicated that the tumor suppressive function of miR-140-5p in LSCC was partially exercised by modulating the expression of FGF9.
doi:10.1139/bcb-2018-0351 pmid:31867983 fatcat:w5fuifatsjb5viho725v3sa3qu