LincRNA (long intergenic noncoding RNA) has been indicated as a mediator in tumorigenesis of bladder carcinoma. This study was performed to evaluate the role of LINC00460 in bladder carcinoma progression.
Expression levels of LINC00460 in bladder carcinoma tissues and cell lines were analyzed via qRT-PCR. MTT, EdU (5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine) staining, and colony formation assays were utilized to evaluate cell viability and proliferation. The wound healing assay was performed to evaluate bladder cancer cell migration, and the transwell assay was used to evaluate cell invasion. The microRNA (miRNA) target of LINC00460 and the corresponding target gene were validated via the dual luciferase activity assay. The tumorigenic function of LINC00460 was determined via establishment of a xenotransplanted tumor model.
LINC00460 was elevated in bladder carcinoma tissues and cell lines. Elevated LINC00460 was associated with shorter overall survival of bladder carcinoma patients. Overexpression of LINC00460 promoted cell viability, proliferation, invasion, and migration, while silencing of LINC00460 indicated the opposite effect on bladder carcinoma progression. LINC00460 could directly bind to miR-612 and inhibit miR-612 expression. Moreover, LINC00460 expression was negatively correlated with miR-612 in patients with bladder carcinoma. FOXK1 (Forkhead Box K1) was identified as the target of miR-612 and upregulated in patients with bladder carcinoma. Overexpression of FOXK1 attenuated interference of LINC00460-inhibited bladder carcinoma progression. Knockdown of LINC00460 suppressed in vivo bladder carcinoma growth.
LINC00460 promoted bladder carcinoma progression via sponging miR-162 to facilitate FOXK1 expression, suggesting that LINC00460 might have the potential of being explored as a therapeutic target for treatment of bladder carcinoma.
Pharmacology. 2020 Oct 07 [Epub ahead of print]
Jianwei Li, Sihuai Huang, Yanmei Zhang, Weifeng Zhuo, Baocheng Tong, Fangzhen Cai
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou, China., Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou, China, .