MiR-19 regulates the proliferation and invasion of glioma by RUNX3 via β-catenin/Tcf-4 signaling.

PMID 29340016


Accumulating data demonstrates that the network dysregulation of microRNA-medicated target genes is involved in glioma. We have previously found miR-19a/b overexpression in glioma cell lines and specimens with various tumour grades. However, there was no report on the function and regulatory mechanism of miR-19a/b in glioma. In this study, based on our previous research data, we first determine the inverse relationship between miR-19 (miR-19a and miR-19b) and RUNX3 which is also identified the reduced expression in tumour tissues by real-time PCR and IHC. Luciferase reporter assay and western blot analysis revealed that RUNX3 was a direct target of miR-19. Down-regulation of miR-19 dramatically inhibited proliferation, invasion and induced the cell cycle G1 arrest and apoptosis, at least partly via the up-regulation of RUNX3. Furthermore, Mechanistic investigation indicated that knockdown of miR-19 repressed the β-catenin/TCF4 transcription activity. In conclusion, our study validates a pathogenetic role of miR-19 in glioma and establishes a potentially regulatory and signaling involving miR-19 /RUNX3/β-catenin, also suggesting miR-19 may be a candidate therapeutic target in glioma.

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