ALCAM is indirectly modulated by miR-125b in MCF7 cells

Akman, H. B., Selcuklu, S. D., Donoghue, M. T., Akhavantabasi, S., Sapmaz, A., Spillane, C., Yakicier, M. C., Erson-Bensan, A. E. (May 2015) ALCAM is indirectly modulated by miR-125b in MCF7 cells. Tumour Biol, 36 (5). pp. 3511-20. ISSN 1423-0380 (Electronic)1010-4283 (Linking)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25539763
DOI: 10.1007/s13277-014-2987-5

Abstract

MicroRNA (miRNA) deregulation is associated with various cancers. Among an expanding list of cancer-related miRNAs, deregulation of miR-125b has been well documented in many cancers including breast. Based on current knowledge, miR-125b is considered to be a tumor suppressor in breast cancers. While important messenger RNA (mRNA) targets have been defined for miR-125b, here, we aimed to further investigate direct/indirect consequences of miR-125b expression in breast cancer cells by using a transcriptome approach. Upon miR-125b expression, a total of 138 cancer-related genes were found to be differentially expressed in breast cancer cells. While only a few of these were predicted to be direct mRNA targets, majority of the gene expression changes were potentially downstream and indirect effects of miR-125b expression. Among these, activated leukocyte antigen molecule (ALCAM) mRNA and protein levels were found to be highly significantly increased upon miR-125b expression. Given the tumor suppressor role of miR-125b in our model system, upon silencing of ALCAM expression, cell proliferation rate re-increased in miR-125b-expressing cells. While ALCAM's possible context-dependent roles are not clear in breast cancer, a diverse expression pattern of ALCAM mRNA was detected in a panel of breast cancer patient samples. Differentially expressed/regulated cancer-related genes upon miR-125b expression along with the significant increase of ALCAM are of future interest to understand how deregulated expression of miR-125b may have a tumor suppressor role in breast and other cancers.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: diseases & disorders > cancer > cancer types > breast cancer
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > miRNA
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > miRNA
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: May 2015
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 19:54
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2015 19:54
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/31572

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