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Open Access lncRNA MNX1-AS1 Promotes Glioblastoma Progression Through Inhibition of miR-4443

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Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been acknowledged as important regulators in various human cancers. lncRNA MNX1-AS1 has been shown to be an oncogene in epithelial ovarian cancer. However, the function of MNX1-AS1 in glioblastoma (GBM) remains largely unknown. Here we found that the expression of MNX1-AS1 was significantly upregulated in GBM tissues and cell lines. Knockdown of MNX1-AS1 significantly inhibited the proliferation, migration, and invasion of GBM cells. In terms of mechanism, we found that MNX1-AS1 could bind to miR-4443 in GBM cells. Overexpression of miR-4443 significantly inhibited the expression of MNX1-AS1 and vice versa. Moreover, there was an inverse correlation between the expression levels of MNX1-AS1 and miR-4443 in GBM tissues. We found that overexpression of miR-4443 inhibited the proliferation, migration, and invasion of GBM cells. We also showed that inhibition of miR-4443 reversed the effects of MNX1-AS1 knockdown on GBM cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. Taken together, we found that MNX1-AS1 promoted the proliferation, migration, and invasion of GBM cells through inhibiting miR-4443.
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Keywords: Glioblastoma (GBM); MNX1-AS1; Migration; Proliferation; miR-4443

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Neurology, Shengjing Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, P.R. China

Publication date: February 21, 2019

This article was made available online on April 20, 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "LncRNA MNX1-AS1 promotes glioblastoma progression through inhibition of miR-4443".

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