Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 8 pp 6756—6773
Exosomal miR-200c suppresses chemoresistance of docetaxel in tongue squamous cell carcinoma by suppressing TUBB3 and PPP2R1B
- 1 Department of Dental Implantology, Jinan Stomatological Hospital, Jinan 250001, Shandong Province, China
- 2 Department of Ultrasound, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, The First Hospital Affiliated with Shandong First Medical University, Jinan 250014, Shandong Province, China
- 3 Department of Oral Disease Gaoxin Branch, Jinan Stomatological Hospital, Jinan 250001, Shandong Province, China
Received: December 21, 2019 Accepted: March 30, 2020 Published: April 20, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103036
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Background: Chemoresistance is the main challenge for treating tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC). MiR-200c is an important regulator of chemoresistance. Exosomes are a promising molecule-delivery system for cancer treatment. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the role of miR-200c in chemoresistance of TSCC and whether exosomes could effectively deliver miR-200c to chemo-resistant cells and regulate cellular activities.
Results: The results showed that the downregulation of miR-200c increased resistance to DTX, migration, and invasion and decreased apoptosis, which was reversed by the overexpression of miR-200c. The NTECs-derived exosomes transported miR-200c to HSC-3DR, increasing the sensitivity to DTX in vitro and in vivo. Also, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and DNA damage responses were involved in DTX resistance. Furthermore, miR-200c regulated DTX resistance by targeting TUBB3 and PPP2R1B.
Conclusion: Exosome-mediated miR-200c delivery may be an effective and promising strategy to treat chemoresistance in TSCC.
Methods: Docetaxel (DTX) resistant HSC-3 cells (HSC-3DR) were transfected with miR-200c lentivirus and cocultured with exosomes derived from normal tongue epithelial cells (NTECs) that were overexpressed with miR-200c. The roles of miR-200c and exosomal miR-200c in vitro and in vivo were determined by RNA-Seq, qRT-PCR, western blots, transmission electron microscopy, and flow cytometry, fluorescence, CCK8, Transwell, and wound healing assays.