MiR-323a-3p suppressed the glycolysis of osteosarcoma via targeting LDHA
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.
KeywordsMiR-323a-3p Osteosarcoma LDHA Glycolysis
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