Tumor Biology

, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp 5701–5707

ARID1A is downregulated in non-small cell lung cancer and regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis

  • Yi Zhang
  • Xiaoman Xu
  • Meng Zhang
  • Xue Bai
  • Hui Li
  • Liang Kan
  • Huiyan Niu
  • Ping He
Research Article


ARID1A (AT-rich interactive domain 1A) is a key member of the SWI/SNF chromatin-modeling complex, and the gene has emerged as a tumor suppressor in various human cancers. In the present study, we investigated the expression and clinical significance of ARID1A in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We found that ARID1A expression was decreased in NSCLC tissues compared with normal bronchial epithelium and was significantly correlated with nodal metastasis, tumor, node, metastasis (TNM) stage, and poor differentiation. ARID1A expression was lower in lung cancer cell lines than normal bronchial epithelial HBE cell line. We also explored the involvement of ARID1A in biological behavior of lung cancer cell lines. ARID1A depletion by small interfering RNA (siRNA) in H460 and H1299 cell lines promoted proliferation, colony formation ability, and inhibited paclitaxel-induced apoptosis. Furthermore, we identified that ARID1A regulated several cell cycle and apoptosis-related targets such as cyclin D1 and Bcl-2. In addition, the activity of Akt phosphorylation was also enhanced after ARID1A depletion. In conclusion, our data suggested that ARID1A may serve as an important tumor suppressor in NSCLC.


ARID1A Non-small cell lung cancer Proliferation Apoptosis 


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© International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM) 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiaoman Xu
    • 2
  • Meng Zhang
    • 1
  • Xue Bai
    • 1
  • Hui Li
    • 1
  • Liang Kan
    • 1
  • Huiyan Niu
    • 1
  • Ping He
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeriatricsShengjing Hospital of China Medical UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory MedicineShengjing Hospital of China Medical UniversityShenyangChina

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