bims-myxlip Biomed News
on Myxoid liposarcoma
Issue of 2021‒11‒21
one paper selected by
Laura Mannarino
Humanitas Research

  1. Biochem Genet. 2021 Nov 18.
      This study aimed to explore the roles and relationship between FUsed in Sarcoma (FUS)-C/EBP HOmologous Protein (CHOP), microRNA (miR)-486 and cyclin dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) in myxoid liposarcoma, and determined whether FUS-CHOP can regulate proliferation and apoptosis of myxoid liposarcoma cells by regulating miR-486/CDK4 axis. The levels of miR-486, CDK4 and FUS-CHOP in myxoid liposarcoma samples/adjacent normal muscle tissues and myxoid liposarcoma/human adipose-derived stem cell line were evaluated using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. Cell proliferation and apoptosis were performed using 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide and flow cytometry, respectively. Furthermore, the apoptosis-related proteins were determined using Western blot assay. We found that miR-486 was down-regulated, FUS-CHOP and CDK4 were up-regulated in myxoid liposarcoma tissues and myxoid liposarcoma cell lines. Moreover, FUS-CHOP-siRNA distinctly suppressed FUS-CHOP level and increased miR-486 levels in 1955/91 cells. Our results demonstrated that knockdown of FUS-CHOP by siRNA inhibited 1955/91 growth, promoted cell apoptosis and enhanced cleaved Caspase3 protein expression. However, all these data were reversed by miR-486 inhibitor. Similarly, compared to mimic control, miR-486 mimic markedly reduced 1955/91 cells growth, induced cell apoptosis and fortified cleaved Caspase3 level, while these results were abolished by CDK4-plasmid. Collectively, our observations clearly suggested that FUS-CHOP regulated myxoid liposarcoma cell proliferation and apoptosis by the regulation of miR-486/CDK4 axis, indicating the potential use of FUS-CHOP-siRNA as a promising therapy for myxoid liposarcoma.
    Keywords:  Apoptosis; FUS-CHOP; Myxoid liposarcoma; miR-486/CDK4 axis