Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 24 pp 26022—26033
LINC00839 knockdown restrains the metastatic behavior of nasopharyngeal carcinoma by sponging miR-454-3p
- 1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Weifang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Weifang, Shandong, China
- 2 Department of Anesthesiology, Weifang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Weifang, Shandong, China
- 3 The First Clinical Medical College of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, China
Received: June 4, 2021 Accepted: November 22, 2021 Published: December 29, 2021https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.203792
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Long intergenic non-coding RNA 00839 (LINC00839) has been verified as a pro-metastasis factor in malignancies. However, the significance of LINC00839 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has yet to be illuminated, as well as its underlying mechanism. Here, we disclosed that LINC00839 is highly expressed in NPC. Deletion of LINC00839 suppresses NPC cells rapid growth, invasive capacity and EMT in vitro. Besides, LINC00839 is identified as a “sponge” for miR-454-3p, and upregulation of LINC00839 reverses miR-454-3p-mediated inhibition of aggressiveness in NPC cells. Furthermore, the expression of cellular-mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (c-Met), the downstream target of miR-454-3p, is downregulated by LINC00839 knockdown in NPC cells. In vivo, LINC00839 knockdown retards the tumor growth of NPC cells in the xenografted mice model. Collectively, attenuation of LINC00839 expression attenuates the aggressive properties of NPC cells via directly sponging the miR-454-3p and regulating c-Met expression.