MicroRNA-193a-3p and-5p suppress the metastasis of human non-small-cell lung cancer by downregulating the ERBB4/PIK3R3/mTOR/S6K2 signaling pathway

T. Yu, J. Li, M. Yan, L. Liu, H. Lin, F. Zhao, L. Sun, Y. Zhang, Y. Cui, F. Zhang, J. Li, X. He, M. Yao

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Abstract

The metastatic cascade is a complex and multistep process with many potential barriers. Recent evidence has shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, by comparing the miRNA expression profiles of SPC-A-1sci (high metastatic) and SPC-A-1 (weakly metastatic) cells, we demonstrated that the downregulation and function of miR-193a-3p and miR-193a-5p in NSCLC metastasis and the expression of these miRNAs was suppressed in NSCLC compared with corresponding non-tumorous tissues. Decreased miR-193a-3p/5p expression was significantly associated with tumor node metastasis (TNM) and lymph node metastasis. Furthermore, functional assays showed that the overexpression of miR-193a-3p/5p inhibited NSCLC cell migration, invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in vitro and lung metastasis formation in vivo. In addition, we discovered that ERBB4 and S6K2 were the direct targets of miR-193a-3p and that PIK3R3 and mTOR were the direct targets of miR-193a-5p in NSCLC. We also observed that miR-193a-3p/5p could inactivate the AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. Thus, miR-193a-3p/5p functions as a tumor suppressor and has an important role in NSCLC metastasis through ERBB signaling pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-423
Number of pages11
JournalOncogene
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 22 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • NSCLC
  • metastasis
  • miR-193a-3p
  • miR-193a-5p
  • target genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research

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    Yu, T., Li, J., Yan, M., Liu, L., Lin, H., Zhao, F., Sun, L., Zhang, Y., Cui, Y., Zhang, F., Li, J., He, X., & Yao, M. (2015). MicroRNA-193a-3p and-5p suppress the metastasis of human non-small-cell lung cancer by downregulating the ERBB4/PIK3R3/mTOR/S6K2 signaling pathway. Oncogene, 34(4), 413-423. https://doi.org/10.1038/onc.2013.574