Human Cell

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 300–309 | Cite as

MiR-323a-3p suppressed the glycolysis of osteosarcoma via targeting LDHA

  • Hanwen Chen
  • Shuming Gao
  • Cai Cheng
Research Article


Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that there is critical involvement of miRNAs in the initiation and progression of cancers. Here, we showed that miR-323a-3p was significantly down-regulated in osteosarcoma (OS) tissues and cell lines. Overexpression of miR-323a-3p decreased the cell viability, colon formation and induced the apoptosis of OS cells. Using bioinformatics analysis, lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) was predicted as one of the down-steam targets of miR-323a-3p. Highly expressed miR-323a-3p significantly decreased both the mRNA and protein levels of LDHA. Inverse correlation between the expression of LDHA and miR-323a-3p was observed in OS tissues. Consistent with the function of LDHA in glycolysis of cancer cells, overexpression of miR-323a-3p attenuated the lactate production of OS cells. These results demonstrated that miR-323a-3p suppressed the growth of OS cells via targeting LDHA and inhibited the glycolysis of OS. This study provides insight into the molecular mechanism of miR-323a-3p in regulating OS.


MiR-323a-3p Osteosarcoma LDHA Glycolysis 


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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of First OrthopedicsCangzhou Central HospitalCangzhouChina

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