Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 11 pp 15501—15510
LncRNA BCRT1 facilitates osteosarcoma progression via regulating miR-1303/FGF7 axis
- 1 Department of Orthopedics, The First Medical Center of General Hospital of PLA, Beijing 100853, China
Received: July 13, 2020 Accepted: December 19, 2020 Published: June 8, 2021https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.203106
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Growing studies noted that lncRNA was closely related with the initiation and progression of tumors. However, the role of BCRT1 in the progression of osteosarcoma remains unknown. We noted that BCRT1 is significantly upregulated in osteosarcoma specimens and cells. Elevated expression of BCRT1 promotes cell growth and cell cycle in osteosarcoma cell. Moreover, BCRT1 induces EMT and secretion of inflammatory mediators in osteosarcoma cell. We illustrated that elevated expression of BCRT1 decreases miR-1303 expression in MG-63 cell. The expression of miR-1303 is lower in osteosarcoma specimens than in non-tumor specimens. There is an inverse interrelation between miR-1303 levels and BCRT1 levels in osteosarcoma specimens. Furthermore, we identified FGF7 is one direct target gene of miR-1303 in osteosarcoma cell. Ectopic expression of miR-1303 suppresses FGF7 expression and elevated expression of BCRT1 enhanced FGF7 expression in MG-63 cell. Finally, we illustrated that BCRT1 induces osteosarcoma cell cycle and proliferation and promotes EMT progression and inflammatory mediators secretion via modulating FGF7 expression. Our study suggested that BCRT1 acts as one oncogene in osteosarcoma progression.