Long Non-Coding RNA H19 Promotes Glioma Cell Invasion by Deriving miR-675

H19 RNA has been characterized as an oncogenic long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) in breast and colon cancer. However, the role and function of lncRNA H19 in glioma development remain unclear. In this study, scientists from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University identified that H19/miR-675 signaling was critical for glioma progression. By analyzing glioma gene expression data sets, they found increased H19 in high grade gliomas. H19 depletion via siRNA inhibited invasion in glioma cells. Further, they  found H19 positively correlated with its derivate miR-675 expression and reduction of H19 inhibited miR-675 expression. Bioinformatics and luciferase reporter assays showed that miR-675 modulated Cadherin 13 expression by directly targeting the binding site within the 3′ UTR. Finally, introduction of miR-675 abrogated H19 knockdown-induced cell invasion inhibition in glioma cells. To the authors knowledge, it is first time to demonstrate that H19 regulates glioma development by deriving miR-675 and provide important clues for understanding the key roles of lncRNA-miRNA functional network in glioma.

  • Shi Y, Wang Y, Luan W, Wang P, Tao T, et al. (2014) Long Non-Coding RNA H19 Promotes Glioma Cell Invasion by Deriving miR-675. PLoS ONE 9(1), e86295. [article]

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