Xiangyang Zhang

Guangzhou Medical University, Shengcheng, Guangdong, China

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Publications (2)4.07 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Based on our previous experiments, this study is to further investigate the functional significance of miR-181a and its target gene in gastric cancer. Expression of miR-181a was detected by qRT-PCR in three normal gastric tissues and three human gastric cancer cell lines (SGC-7901, MGC-803, and BGC-823 cells). After transfection with miR-181a inhibitor, proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and invasion of the SGC-7901 cells were evaluated. Ataxia-telangiectasia mutation (ATM) was predicted as a target gene of miR-181a with bioinformatics analysis, and was verified by lucifersae reporter assay. Expression of ATM protein in HEK293T cells and tissues was measured by Western Blot. Expression of ATM mRNA in HEK293T cells was measured by RT-PCR. Compared with three non-tumour tissues, the expression of miR-181a in three gastric cancer cells was significantly increased by 26.68, 14.83 and 14.96 folds; Compared with Negative Control(NC) and blank groups, transfection of miR-181a inhibitor led to inhibition of SGC7901 cell proliferation, invasion, and migration as well as promotion of apoptosis. A luciferase reporter assay demonstrated that ATM was a direct target of miR-181a, miR-181a mimics transfection down regulated ATM mRNA and protein expression. There was inverse correlation between miR-181a and ATM protein expression in gastric cancer and normal gastric tissues. Our study demonstrates that over-expression of miR-181a might be involved in development of gastric cancer by promoting proliferation and inhibiting apoptosis probably through directly targeting ATM. miR-181a modulation may be a potential strategy for the development of miRNA-based therapy of gastric cancer.
    Pathology & Oncology Research 02/2014; · 1.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: MicroRNAs have emerged as crucial regulators of tumorigenesis. However, it remains unknown whether miR-181a is involved in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer. In this study, we found that miR-181a is overexpressed in human gastric cancer tissues. Ectopic expression of miR-181a mimic promoted the proliferation, colony formation, migration, and invasion and inhibited the apoptosis of SGC-7901 gastric cancer cells, whereas ectopic expression of miR-181a inhibitor inhibited the malignant phenotypes of SGC-7901 cells. Site-directed mutagenesis and luciferase reporter assay demonstrated that miR-181a repressed KLF6 expression by targeting its 3'-UTR. Western blot analysis further showed that KLF6 protein was significantly decreased or increased when miR-181a mimic or inhibitor was transfected into SGC-7901 cells, respectively. In summary, these data suggest that KLF6 gene is a direct target of miR-181a and miR-181a functions as an oncomir in gastric cancer by repressing the expression of tumor suppressor KLF6.
    Tumor Biology 05/2012; 33(5):1589-97. · 2.52 Impact Factor

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14 Citations
4.07 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2012
    • Guangzhou Medical University
      Shengcheng, Guangdong, China
    • Guangzhou First People's Hospital
      Shengcheng, Guangdong, China