Long non-coding RNA GAS5 regulates human B lymphocytic leukaemia tumourigenesis and metastasis by sponging miR-222.
Jing Zhenhai,Gao Lei,Wang Hongzhou,Chen Jing,Nie Ben,Hong Qing
Cancer biomarkers : section A of Disease markers
Accumulating evidence has shown that lncRNA GAS5 is a novel tumour-promoting RNA that contributes to tumour progression by sponging miRNAs. However, the detailed role of lncRNA GAS5 in B lymphocytic leukaemia is still unclear. A qRT-PCR assay was used to examine the levels of lncRNA GAS5 and miR-222 in leukomonocytes of patients with B lymphocytic leukaemia and in healthy donors. Raji cells were transfected with GAS5 overexpression or shRNA-GAS5 plasmids for 48h, and cell proliferation was assessed by the CCK-8 assay, while apoptosis and cell cycle progression were assessed using flow cytometry. The Transwell assay was applied to detect the invasion of Raji cells with GAS5 overexpression or knockdown. The dual luciferase reporter assay and regression curve were conducted to evaluate the binding interaction between lncRNA GAS5 and miR-222. The results showed that the expression of lncRNA GAS5 was decreased in B lymphocytic leukaemia patients compared with the healthy group, and the levels of lncRNA GAS5 in B lymphocytic leukaemia cell lines were significantly higher than those in the normal B cell line, whereas the levels of miR-222 were increased in B lymphocytic leukaemia patients compared with the healthy group. Moreover, cell culture experiments indicated that lncRNA GAS5 overexpression decreased B lymphocytic leukaemia cell proliferation, promoted B lymphocytic leukaemia cell apoptosis, arrested B lymphocytic leukaemia cells in the G1 phase of the cell cycle, and inhibited B lymphocytic leukaemia cell invasion. Finally, the luciferase reporter assay showed a direct target interaction between lncRNA GAS5 and miR-222. The regression analysis showed a negative correlation between the levels of lncRNA GAS5 and miR-222. Thus, our data suggested that lncRNA GAS5 could effectively sponge miR-222 to modulate human B lymphocytic leukaemia cell tumourigenesis and metastasis. This work advances our understanding of the clinical significance of lncRNA GAS5 from the perspective of lncRNA-miRNA regulation.
Autophagy and Lymphoma.
Zheng Zhong,Wang Li,Cheng Shu,Wang Yan,Zhao Weili
Advances in experimental medicine and biology
Lymphoma is a hematological malignancy and its incidence is growing. The use of CD20 monoclonal antibody improves the therapeutic efficacy in CD20-positive B-cell lymphoma. Despite remarkable progress in lymphoma treatment over the past decades, chemotherapy resistance and disease relapse become the main obstacles to further improve the prognosis of the patients. Therefore, the development of new treatment methods and drugs is urgently needed to improve the treatment of lymphoma. In tumors, autophagy functions to protect tumor cells from hypoxia, radiotherapy, and apoptosis. The ability to improve the prognosis of patients with lymphoma through the active regulation of autophagy represents a new approach to clinical treatment.