Increased expression of the lncRNA BANCR and its prognostic significance in human osteosarcoma
Pivotal role of microRNA-9 in osteosarcoma tumorigenesis and tumor progression
MicroRNA-9 (miR-9) has a well-established role in various tumors; the clinical significance and potential mechanism of miR-9 in human osteosarcoma (OS) has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism and role of miR-9 expression in osteosarcoma cells. miR-9 expression in the OS cell line MG-63 and OS tissues was compared to that in a human osteoblastic cell line (hFOB 1.19) and adjacent normal tissues, respectively, by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction.
Effectiveness evaluation of dendritic cell immunotherapy for osteosarcoma on survival rate and in vitro immune response
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dendritic cell (DC) therapy in osteosarcoma. Bone marrow DCs from Wistar (allograft group) and Sprague Dawley (SD) (homograft group) rats were electrically fused with the SD-derived osteosarcoma cell line UMR106 to generate a DC-osteosarcoma fusion (DOF) tumor vaccine, which was co-incubated with SD T lymphocytes to stimulate T cell proliferation. CD8+ and CD4+ cell percentages were measured by flow cytometry; tumor-cytotoxic effects of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) were measured by the MTT assay.
Regulatory role of microRNA184 in osteosarcoma cells
Osteosarcoma is a highly malignant cancer that often appears in teenagers. It is the most frequently occurring primary bone tumor, and can easily metastasize, resulting in high mortality. MicroRNAs express abnormally in osteosarcoma, and may function as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Recent studies showed that microRNA184 (miR-184) is abnormally expressed in multiple tumors, and is involved in tumor cell growth, differentiation, invasion, and metastasis. Nevertheless, the role of miR-184 in osteosarcoma cells remains unknown.
Impact of common SNPs in VEGF gene on the susceptibility of osteosarcoma
We conducted a case-control study to assess the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) -634G/C, +936C/T, and +1612G/A genetic variations in the development of osteosarcoma in a Chinese population. This hospital-based case-control study examined 130 patients with osteosarcoma and 130 age- and gender-matched healthy controls from March 2011 and March 2013. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism was applied to assess the VEGF -634G/C, +936C/T, and +1612G/A gene polymorphisms.
MicroRNA-26b inhibits osteosarcoma cell migration and invasion by down-regulating PFKFB3 expression
MicroRNAs regulate target gene expression and are involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, tumor invasion, and cancer stem cell regulation, among other processes. MicroRNA-26b (miR-26b) is closely related to tumor occurrence and development. In this study, we analyzed miR-26b expression in osteosarcoma tissue, its effect on Saos-2 osteosarcoma cell proliferation and invasion, and its relationship with 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-biphosphatase 3 (PFKFB3) expression.
Decreased miR-134 expression and its tumor-suppressive function in human osteosarcoma
Dysregulation of microRNA (miR) is often associated with cancer development and progression. Aberrant expression of miR-134 has been found in some types of cancer. However, its expression and function in osteosarcoma remain unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of miR-134 in osteosarcoma tumorigenesis and development. The expression level of miR-134 was quantified by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction in human osteosarcoma cell lines and tissues.
Selecting key genes associated with osteosarcoma based on a differential expression network
Despite recent advances in osteosarcoma diagnosis and therapy, much remains unclear about the molecular mechanisms involved in the disorder, and the discovery of novel drug-targeted genes is essential. We explored the potential molecular mechanisms and target genes involved in the development and progression of osteosarcoma. First, we identified the differentially expressed genes in osteosarcoma patients and matching normal controls. We then constructed a differential expression network based on differential and non-differential interactions.
Decreased expression of tumor suppressive miR-874 and its clinical significance in human osteosarcoma
Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRs) is associated with cancer development and progression and aberrant expression of miR-874 have been found in some types of cancer. However, the expression and function of miR-874 in osteosarcoma remain unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of miR-874 in osteosarcoma tumorigenesis and development. The expression level of miR-874 was quantified by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in human osteosarcoma cell lines and tissues.