J Cancer 2020; 11(10):3052-3060. doi:10.7150/jca.40438

Research Paper

MiR-200a Regulates Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cell Migration and Invasion by Targeting MYH10

Wenya Liu1,2*, Tonghui Cai1*, Lingjun Li1, Hui Chen1, Ruichao Chen1, Minfen Zhang1, Wei Zhang1, Li Zhao1, Hanzhen Xiong1, Ping Qin1, Xingcheng Gao3✉, Qingping Jiang1✉

1. Department of Pathology, the Third Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China 510150
2. Department of Pathology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China 230022
3. The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China 511436
*These authors contributed equally to this work.

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Liu W, Cai T, Li L, Chen H, Chen R, Zhang M, Zhang W, Zhao L, Xiong H, Qin P, Gao X, Jiang Q. MiR-200a Regulates Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cell Migration and Invasion by Targeting MYH10. J Cancer 2020; 11(10):3052-3060. doi:10.7150/jca.40438. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v11p3052.htm

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Abstract

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), is one of the most common malignant tumor in southern China and southeast Asia. MYH10 is a coding gene of the NMMHC-IIB protein. Previous studies have shown that MYH10 expression was up-regulated in breast cancer, glioma and meningioma. Moreover, it was targeted by miR200 family. However, no relevant studies have been found in NPC. In present study, we found in 48 NPC specimens, MYH10 level was lower in most cancer areas than that in the adjacent normal tissue. Moreover, the depletion of MYH10 can promote the migration and invasion of NPC. In addition, we demonstrated that miR-200a has the strongest regulation to MYH10 among miR-200 family. miR-200a mimics could decrease MYH10 expression, while miR-200a inhibitor increase MYH10 expression. Next, we found that miR-200a bound directly to MYH10 using Dual-luciferase reporter. Finally, it was demonstrated that siMYH10 could reverse the effect of miR-200a inhibitor on NPC cell migration and invasion. Taken together, it can be concluded that MYH10 is lowly expressed in NPC compared with adjacent tissues, and the loss of MYH10 can promote the migration and invasion of NPC cells; Among the miR-200 family, miR-200a has the strongest regulatory effect on MYH10; MYH10 is a direct target gene of miR200a, and miR200a targets MYH10 to regulate the migration and invasion of NPC cells.

Keywords: nasopharyngeal carcinoma, MYH10, miR-200a