Journal of cellular biochemistry

MiR-210 links hypoxia with cell proliferation regulation in human Laryngocarcinoma cancer.

PMID 25639884


The microRNA hsa-miR-210 (miR-210) is associated with hypoxia; however its function has not fully identified. In the present study, we aim to detect its role concerning proliferation in Laryngocarcinoma. We found that miR-210 was highly expressed in hypoxia, which inhibited proliferation by inducing cell cycle arrest in G1/G0 as well as apoptosis. We further identified that miR-210 targeted fibroblast growth factor receptor-like 1 (FGFRL1). Down regulation of FGFRL1 decreased cell proliferation by promoting proportion of cells in G1/G0 phase and decreasing in S and G2/M phases. Moreover, overexpression of FGFRL1 effectively released the miR-210-induced suppression of SCC10A cell proliferation. Expression of miR-210 repressed tumor xenograft growth in vivo as well. Together, our findings reveal a new mechanism of adaptation to hypoxia that miR-210 inhibits the proliferation via inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis by the targeting of FGFRL1. J. Cell. Biochem. 116: 1039-1049, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.