Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 5 pp 1333—1341
The long non-coding RNA PTTG3P promotes growth and metastasis of cervical cancer through PTTG1
- 1 Gynecologic Oncology, Xinxiang City Central Hospital, Xinxian 453000, Henan, China
- 2 Nuclear Medicine Department, Xinxiang City Central Hospital, Xinxian 453000, Henan, China
Received: December 20, 2018 Accepted: February 12, 2019 Published: March 10, 2019https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.101830
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The outgrowth and metastasis of cervical cancer (CC) contribute to its malignancy. Pituitary Tumor Transforming Gene 1 (PTTG1) is upregulated in many types of cancer, and enhances tumor cell growth and metastasis. However, the activation and regulation of PTTG1 in CC, especially by its pseudogene PTTG3P, have not been shown. Here, we detected significantly higher levels of PTTG1 and PTTG3P in the resected CC tissue, compared to the paired adjacent normal cervical tissue. Interestingly, the PTTG3P levels positively correlated with the PTTG1 levels. High PTTG3P levels were associated with poor patients’ survival. In vitro, PTTG1 were increased by PTTG3P overexpression, but was inhibited by PTTG3P depletion in CC cells. However, PTTG3P levels were not altered by modulation of PTTG1 in CC cells, suggesting that PTTG3P is upstream of PTTG1. Moreover, PTTG3P increased CC cell growth, likely through CCNB1-mediated increase in cell proliferation, rather than through decrease in cell apoptosis. Furthermore, PTTG3P increased CC cell invasiveness, likely through upregulation of SNAIL and downregulation of E-cadherin. Our work thus suggests that PTTG3P may promote growth and metastasis of CC through PTTG1.