Tumor Biology

, Volume 36, Issue 9, pp 7133–7142 | Cite as

JARID1B modulates lung cancer cell proliferation and invasion by regulating p53 expression

  • Xudong Shen
  • Zhixiang Zhuang
  • Yusong Zhang
  • Zhigang Chen
  • Liqin Shen
  • Wangyang Pu
  • Lei Chen
  • Zhonghua Xu
Research Article


Although three therapeutic modalities (surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy) have been established, long-term survival for lung cancer patients is still generally poor. Until now, the mechanisms of lung cancer genesis remain elusive. The JARID1B is a histone demethylase that has been proposed as oncogene in several types of human cancer, but its clinical significance and functional role in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remain unclear. In present study, we found that JARID1B was overexpressed in lung cancer cell lines and lung cancer tissues but not in normal lung tissues. The proliferation and invasive potential of lung cancer cells was significantly increased by ectopic expression of JARID1B. Contrarily, RNA interference targeting JARID1B in lung cancer cells significantly decreased the proliferation and invasive potential of cells. Moreover, we also found that the expression of p53 was modulated by JARID1B. Overexpressed JARID1B cell exhibited greatly decreased p53 expression, whereas silencing of JARID1B expression dramatically increased p53 expression at both the messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein levels. Inhibition of p53 by small interfering RNA (siRNA) reversed the shJARID1B-induced suppression of proliferation and invasion. Our results collectively suggested that JARID1B expressed in lung cancer played a role in lung cancer cells proliferation and invasion, which may be partly associated with the p53 expression.


JARID1B Lung cancer p53 Proliferation Invasion 



This project was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (81171488).

Conflicts of interest


Supplementary material

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The effects of JARID1B on the p53 and p21 mRNA expression. A: The expression of p53 and p27 in JARID1B-transfected H1299 cells and its control cells were examined using qRT-PCR. B: The expression of p53 and p27 in JARID1B knockdown A549 cells and its control cells were examined using qRT-PCR. (JPEG 961 KB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xudong Shen
    • 1
  • Zhixiang Zhuang
    • 1
  • Yusong Zhang
    • 1
  • Zhigang Chen
    • 1
  • Liqin Shen
    • 1
  • Wangyang Pu
    • 1
  • Lei Chen
    • 1
  • Zhonghua Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OncologyThe Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow UniversitySuzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic SurgeryThe Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow UniversitySuzhouChina

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