Turkish Journal of Biology




Background: Compelling evidence has manifested a strong association between aberrant expression of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and gastric carcinoma (GC) development. Nonetheless, biological impacts of differentially expressed lncRNAs (DElncRNAs) on GC are not scrutinized. Methods: Bioinformatics methods were employed for differential expression analysis and target gene prediction. MTT, colony formation, and Transwell methods were implemented for GC cell proliferation, migration, and invasion assessment. Western blot was implemented to test the protein level. The binding of genes was tested with dual-luciferase and RNA binding protein immunoprecipitation (RIP) approaches. Results: Noticeably high level of LINC00460 was observed in GC tissues and cells. LINC00460 silencing constrained proliferation, migration, and invasion of GC cells. FISH and nuclear-cytoplasmic separation assays confirmed the main presentation of LINC00460 in the cytoplasm. Bioinformatics predicted that LINC00460 had binding sites to miRNA-143-5p, which was upregulated in GC. Dual luciferase and RIP experiments also confirmed the binding relationship. Concurrent silencing of LINC00460s and miRNA-133-5p rescued the repressive influence of sh-LINC004600 on GC cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. HMGA2 was predicted to be a target gene downstream of miRNA-143-5p, their binding relationship was validated via dual luciferase assays. Silencing HMGA2 constrained GC cell proliferation, invasion, and migration. LINC00460 modulated HMGA2 expression via binding miRNA-143-5p, thereby affecting proliferation, invasion, and migration of GC cells. Conclusion: These findings validated that LINC00460 could regulate HMGA2 via sponging miRNA-143-5p to facilitate GC proliferation, invasion, and migration, which provides a deeper understanding of lncRNAs in the development of GC.


LINC00460, miRNA-143-5p, HMGA2, gastric carcinoma, prognosis

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