Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics

, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 319–325 | Cite as

Tumor-Suppressing Effects of miR-141 in Human Osteosarcoma

  • Haidong Xu
  • Qiang Mei
  • Chengjie Xiong
  • Jianning ZhaoEmail author
Original Paper


Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy to arise from bone. The pathogenesis of osteosarcoma is unclear, and new therapy molecular target is needed. The miRNAs researched suggested that miRNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. MiR-141, which belong to miR-200 family, take a part in tumorigenesis. However, the role of miR-141 in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma remained unclear. In this study, we focused on the miR-141 in osteosarcoma and found that the expression of miR-141 is lower in osteosarcoma. Overexpression of miR-141 not only inhibits osteosarcoma cell proliferation but also induces cell apoptosis. It is estimated that miR-141 played its role via ZEB1 and ZEB2. In all, miR-141 played a osteosarcoma-suppressing role via ZEB1 and ZEB2. Our finding may elucidate the miRNAs mechanism in osteosarcoma and provide a new molecule target for osteosarcoma therapy.


Human osteosarcoma miR-141 ZEB1 ZEB2 Osteosarcoma therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haidong Xu
    • 1
  • Qiang Mei
    • 2
  • Chengjie Xiong
    • 3
  • Jianning Zhao
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics of Jinling HospitalNanjing University, School of MedicineNanjingChina
  2. 2.The 169th HospitalHunan Normal University School of MedicineChangshaChina
  3. 3.Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Area CommandWuhanChina

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