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Chen, R; Xia, W; Wang, S; Xu, Y; Ma, Z; Xu, W; Zhang, E; Wang, J; Fang, T; Zhang, Q; Dong, G; Cho, WC; Ma, PC; Brandi, G; Tavolari, S; Ujhazy, P; Metro, G; Popper, HH; Yin, R; Qiu, M; Xu, L.
Long Noncoding RNA SBF2-AS1 Is Critical for Tumorigenesis of Early-Stage Lung Adenocarcinoma.
MOL THER-NUCL ACIDS. 2019; 16(5): 543-553. [OPEN ACCESS]
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Popper Helmuth

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Emerging evidence demonstrates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are deeply involved in the development of various cancers. This study identified that SBF2-AS1, an early-stage-specific lncRNA, is critical for the tumorigenesis of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). We first analyzed LUAD transcriptome data from The Cancer Genome Atlas and the GEO database by weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA). Five early LUAD-specific lncRNAs were filtered out, and only SBF2-AS1 was upregulated in LUAD. High expression of SBF2-AS1 indicates poor survival of LUAD, especially the early-stage LUAD, but not lung squamous cell carcinoma. SBF2-AS1 promotes LUAD cells proliferation in vitro, and RNA-sequencing data shows that many cell-cycle-related genes were downregulated after SBF2-AS1 knockdown. Mechanically, SBF2-AS1 could competitively bind with miR-338-3p and miR-362-3p to increase E2F1 expression. Finally, we show that the SBF2-AS1-miR-338-3p/362-3p-E2F1 axis could promote LUAD tumorigenesis in vitro and in vivo. Our study demonstrates that SBF2-AS1, an early-stage-specific lncRNA, promotes LUAD tumorigenesis by sponging miR-338-3p and miR-362-3p and increasing E2F1 expression. The SBF2-AS1-miR-338-3p/362-3p-E2F1 regulatory axis may serve as a prognostic marker and potential therapeutic target for LUAD. Copyright © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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