Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.529, No.2, 353-361, 2020
PCYT1A suppresses proliferation and migration via inhibiting mTORC1 pathway in lung adenocarcinoma
Lung cancer is one of most common malignant cancer worldwide. It is emerging that PCYT1A, a ratelimiting enzyme required for the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine, is associated with cancer progression. However, the biological functions and underlying molecular mechanisms of PCYT1A in lung adenocarcinoma is still unknown. Here we found that PCYT1A suppressed lung adenocarcinoma cancer cell proliferation and migration. Mechanically, PCYT1A served as a novel negative regulator of mTORC1 signaling. PCYT1A knockdown enhanced the malignant proliferation and migration of lung adenocarcinoma cells by activating mTORC1. The promoting effects of PCYT1A silencing on cell proliferation and migration could be abolished when mTORC1 signaling was inhibited by rapamycin or RAPTOR depletion. Importantly, PCYT1A high expression predicted longer survival of lung cancer patients. The expression of PCYT1A was also negatively correlated with mTORC1 activation in the clinical lung cancer samples. We therefore reveal that PCYT1A suppresses proliferation and migration by inhibiting the mTORC1 signaling pathway in lung adenocarcinoma. PCYT1A shows as a potential promising biomarker in lung adenocarcinoma. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.