J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2020 Mar-Apr;34(2):517-524. doi: 10.23812/20-97-A-61.


Long noncoding RNA SNHG8 promotes the proliferation of osteosarcoma cells by downregulating miR-542-3p.

Zhong GB1, Jiang CQ2, Yu XS2, Liu ZD2, Wang WL3, Xu RD3.

Author information

1 Baoshan Branch, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Shanghai, China.
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
3 Department of Orthopaedics, South Campus, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

Small nucleolar RNA host genes (SNHGs) as a subset of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have critical roles in the pathogenesis of multiple malignancies, however, the role and molecular mechanisms of lncRNA SNHG8 in osteosarcoma (OS) remain unclear. In the present study, the correlation of SNHG8 or miR-542-3p with clinicopathological elements and prognosis in OS patents was estimated by TCGA cohort. Cell viability and invasion were assessed by MTT and Transwell assays. The interplay between SNHG8 and miR-542-3p was affirmed by a luciferase report assay. The effects of SNHG8 on miR-542-3p expression were examined in MG-63 and SW-1353 cells by qRT-PCR analysis. The results showed that incremental expression of SNHG8 or reduced expression of miR-542-3p was related to poor survival and tumor recurrence in OS patients. Overexpressing SNHG8 accelerated the growth and invasion of MG-63 cells, but silencing SNHG8 harbored an opposite effect in SW-1353 cells. Additionally, SNHG8 could negatively regulate miR-542-3p expression and bind with miR-542-3p, which attenuated SNHG8 induced cell proliferation. Taken together, these findings indicate that lncRNA SNHG8 promotes the proliferation of OS cells by downregulating miR-542-3p.

KEYWORDS:

SNHG8, lncRNA, miR-542-3p, osteosarcoma, prognosis

Publication type

  • Journal Article

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