Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a malignant disease of the hematopoietic system. At present, the mechanism and pathogenesis of ALL have not been fully clarified. This study aimed to illustrate the roles of Cdc10 protein-dependent transcript 1 (CDT1) in ALL. Real-Time Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) was performed to examine serum levels of CDT1 in childhood ALL patients and healthy volunteers. The interaction between CDT1 expression and prognosis of childhood ALL was analyzed. Meanwhile, expressions of CDT1 in ALL cell lines were determined. Furthermore, CDT1 knockdown model was constructed in ALL cells, and Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8), and Transwell assays were conducted to analyze the effect of CDT1 on the biological functions of ALL cells. Potential mechanism was further explored through detecting the expressions of Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related genes. RT-qPCR results indicated that serum level of CDT1 in childhood ALL patients was remarkably higher than that of healthy volunteers. Childhood ALL patients with high expression of CDT1 had lower overall survival rate compared with those expressing low expression of CDT1. CDT1 knockdown remarkably decreased the proliferation and metastasis abilities of pediatric ALL cells. Results of western blot showed that CDT1 might contribute to the malignant progression of childhood ALL via activating EMT. The findings showed that elevated CDT1 facilitated ALL metastasis by promoting EMT, suggesting that CDT1 played a pivotal role in ALL metastasis and may serve as a novel prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target.
In this study, MicroRNA-210 (miR-210), which was previously proved to be a potential immunomodulator in various disease, attenuated mouse myocardium ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. miR-210 was increased in cardiomyocytes exposed to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). The expression of IL-6 and TNF-α in both serum and supernatant were reduced in miR-210 mimics groups. Mice were randomly divided into four groups, which were pre-treated with saline (sham and ischemia/reperfusion group), miR-210 mimics and miR-210 inhibitor treatments. Three days later, the mouse IR model was established by ischemia for 30 min, followed by reperfusion for 3 h. Myocardium and plasma were harvested and assessed. The myocardium histopathological changes were reduced in miR-210 mimics groups, and serum levels of Creatine kinase isoenzyme (CK-MB) and Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were significantly decreased compared with I/R groups. The protein expression of proinflammatory factor interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6 were suppressed by the up-regulation of miR-210. The expression of miR-210 was negatively correlated with the expression of nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB). In conclusion, our study indicates that miR-210 protects heart from myocardium I/R injury via suppressing NF-κB signal pathway.
LINC00665 has been reported to participate in several human diseases. However, the role of LINC00665 in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (CI/R) is still unknown. This study is designed to investigate the role of LINC00665 in rats with CI/R injury. We established middle cerebral artery occlusion/ reperfusion (MCAO/R) rats model in vivo. PC12 cells treated with oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) were used to establish in vitro I/R model. RT-qPCR assay was adopted to assess the mRNA expression of LINC00665 and miR-744-5p. MTT assay was used to determine cell viability. The protein expression of Bax and Bcl-2 were detected by Western blot assay. The relationship between LINC00665 and miR-744-5p was confirmed by dual luciferase reporter assay and RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP). In this study, we found that LINC00665 was sharply up regulated in MCAO/R rats and PC12 cells treated with I/R. Functionally, LINC00665 knockdown attenuated oxidative damage in PC12 cells treated with I/R. Moreover, LINC00665 knockdown promoted cell viability, while inhibited cell apoptosis in PC12 cells treated with I/R. In addition, miR-744-5p was confirmed to be a target of LINC00665. LINC00665 knockdown was validated to project CI/R injury by sponging miR-744-5p expression.