Downregulation of microRNA-92b-3p suppresses proliferation, migration, and invasion of gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells by targeting Homeobox D10.

Research paper by Cheng C Li, Binliang B Huo, Yongheng Y Wang, Chong C Cheng

Indexed on: 22 May '19Published on: 21 May '19Published in: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry


To investigate the effect and mechanism of microRNA-92b-3p (miR-92b-3p) targeting Homeobox D10 (HOXD10) on proliferation, migration, and invasion of gastric cancer, we detected the expression of miR-92b-3p and HOXD10 in SGC-7901 cells. The effects of miR-92b-3p or HOXD10 on proliferation, migration, invasion, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2/9 expression in SGC-7901 cells were measured by the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay, Transwell assay, and Western blot, respectively. The results showed that miR-92b-3p expression was increased, and HOXD10 expression was decreased in SGC-7901 cells, compared with human normal gastric epithelial cells GES-1. Functional experiments demonstrated that cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and expression of MMP-2/9 in SGC-7901 cells were significantly inhibited by miR-92b-3p silencing and HOXD10 overexpression. Moreover, HOXD10 was a potential target gene of miR-92b-3p as evidenced by the TargetScan software and double luciferase reporter assay. In the rescue experiment, knockdown of HOXD10, accompanied by higher expression of MMP-2/9, could significantly eliminate the inhibitory effects of miR-92b-3p silencing on cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. In conclusion, miR-92b-3p is highly expressed in gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells, and interfering with its expression might inhibit SGC-7901 cell proliferation, migration, and invasion via downregulating MMP-2/9 expression and targeting HOXD10. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.