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tRF-Leu-CAG promotes cell proliferation and cell cycle in non-small cell lung cancer

tRF-Leu-CAG promotes cell proliferation and cell cycle in non-small cell lung cancer
Zhongliang Ma, Qiangling Sun, Xiaomin Liu, Yang Shao, Renqi Wu, Ping Wang
tRNA-derived RNA fragments (tRFs), non-coding single-stranded RNAs with 14–35 nt in length, were found to play important roles in gene regulation, even in carcinogenesis. In this study, we investigated the expression of tRF-Leu-CAG in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its function in the cell proliferation and cell cycle of NSCLC. The expression level of tRF-Leu-CAG was detected in NSCLC tissues, cell lines, and sera. tRF-Leu-CAG RNA levels were higher in NSCLC tumor tissues than in normal tissues, and also upregulated in NSCLC cell lines. A significant relationship was observed between stage progression and tRF-Leu-CAG in NSCLC sera. We found that in H1299 cells, inhibition of tRF-Leu-CAG suppressed cell proliferation and impeded cell cycle. AURKA was also repressed with the knockdown of tRF-Leu-CAG. Thus, our study revealed that tRF-Leu-CAG may be involved in regulating AURKA and could be a new diagnostic marker and potential therapeutic target in NSCLC. tRF-Leu-CAG RNA levels were higher in NSCLC tumor tissues than in normal tissues, and also upregulated in NSCLC cell lines. A significant relationship was observed between stage progression and tRF-Leu-CAG in NSCLC sera. We found that in H1299 cells, inhibition of tRF-Leu-CAG suppressed cell proliferation and impeded cell cycle, and AURKA was also repressed with the knockdown of tRF-Leu-CAG.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12994

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