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1757 - MiR-340 inhibits breast cancer cell progression by revering EZH2 mediated miRNAs dysregulated expression

Date

10 Oct 2016

Session

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Presenters

Zhendong Shi

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 1-14. 10.1093/annonc/mdw362

Authors

Z. Shi1, J. Zhang2

Author affiliations

  • 1 Breast Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, 300060 - Tianjin/CN
  • 2 Breast Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin/CN
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Abstract 1757

Background

The anti-tumor activity of miR-340 has been recently characterized in breast tumor cells. However, the mechanisms underlying miR-340 induced cell growth and invasion in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) have not been well elucidated.

Methods

In this study, we found that miR-340 expression was negative correlated with EZH2 expression in TNBC sample tissues and cell lines. Subsequent luciferase reporter assay confirmed that EZH2 (Enhancer of zeste homolog 2) was a novel molecule target of miR-340. Upregulated MiR-340 expression levels by mimics transfection significantly inhibited the MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-468 breast cancer cells proliferation, invasion and migration activity, and also induced more cell apoptosis. Meanwhile, miR-340 upregulation inhibited the tumor growth in an orthotopic MDA-MB-231 breast cancer mouse models. Furthermore, we found the reduced EZH2 expression by miR-340 mimics transfection also decreased the DNMT1, H3K27me3, ß-catenin and P-STAT3 expressions, which ultimately resulted in the blockage of miR-21 activity and the induction of miR-200a/b expressions.

Results

our results identified miR-340 as a tumor suppressor in TNBC, moreover, an EZH2 medicated regulatory loop was also established. Post-transcriptional suppression of EZH2 expression not only blocked STAT3 mediated miR-21 trans-activation, but also reversed the miR200a/b silencing by reducing DNMT1 and H3K27me3 expression.

Conclusions

MiR-21 inhibition and miR-200a/b expression trigged by miR-340 cooperated in the TNBC progression.

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

N/A

Funding

China National Natural Scientific Fund (81502306),Tianjin Medical University Research Project (2014KYQ08)

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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