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miR-223-3p regulating the occurrence and development of liver cancer cells by targeting FAT1 gene

1 Department of Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China
2 Key Laboratory of Combined Multi-organ Transplantation, Ministry of Public Health, Hangzhou 310003, China
3 Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Hangzhou 310003, China

These authors contributed to this work equally.

Special Issues: Advanced Big Data Analysis for Precision Medicine

Objective: To explore the mechanism of miR-223-3p regulating the occurrence and development of liver cancer cells by targeting FAT1 gene. Methods: Bioinformatics analysis was used to analyze the differentially expressed genes in liver cancer tissue chips. Forty-eight cases of liver cancer tissues and corresponding adjacent tissues were selected, and qRT-PCR was used to detect the expression of miR-223-3p and FAT1mRNA in tissues. Wound healing assay was used to detect the migration ability of liver cancer cells. Transwell assay was used to detect cells invasion ability. Dual-luciferase assay was used to detect the targeting relationship between miR-223-3p and FAT1. Western blot was used to detect the protein expression of EMT-related markers, E-cadherin and Vimentin. Results: FAT1 was highly expressed in liver cancer tissues and cells, while miR-223-3p was lowly expressed. Silencing FAT1 could inhibite the proliferation, migration, invasion and EMT of liver cancer cells. miR-223-3p targeted down-regulated the expression of FAT1, and inhibited the proliferation, migration, invasion and EMT of liver cancer cells by targeting FAT1. Conclusion: miR-223-3p regulates the occurrence and development of liver cancer cells by targeted down-regulating the expression of FAT1.
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