Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.534, 1033-1039, 2021
LINC01315 silencing inhibits the aggressive phenotypes of colorectal carcinoma by sponging miR-205-3p
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important regulatory factors in the progression of cancers. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanism of long intergenic non-coding 01315 (LINC01315) in inhibiting the aggressive characteristics of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) cells. We proved that LINC01315 was significantly upregulated in CRC. Knockdown of LINC01315 decreased CRC cell growth and invasion in vitro. Bioinformatics analysis and a luciferase reporter experiment showed direct binding between LINC01315 and miR-205-3p. Furthermore, LINC01315 positively modulated protein kinase AMP-activated catalytic subunit alpha 1 (PRKAA1) expression by serving as a "sponge" for miR-205-3p. Moreover, LINC01315 regulated the growth and invasive phenotypes of CRC cells by sponging miR-205-3p. Downregulation of LINC01315 remarkedly impaired the tumorigenicity of CRC cells in vivo in a transplanted tumour model. Altogether, our results demonstrated that downregulation of LINC01315 suppresses CRC progression by sponging miR-205-3p. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.