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lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 inhibits cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion by downregulating ROCK1 in HPV‑positive and negative cervical squamous cell carcinoma

  • Authors:
    • Liping Jin
    • Jingquan Ji
    • Linjie Shi
    • Shuangling Jin
    • Lihua Pei
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  • Published online on: July 30, 2019     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7830
  • Pages: 2512-2518
  • Copyright: © Jin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Long non‑coding (lnc)RNA HAND2 antisense RNA 1 (HAND2‑AS1) exhibited tumor suppression activity in different types of cancer. However, its role in cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), which is frequently diagnosed among females, has not been elucidated. The current study revealed that lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 was downregulated, while Rho‑associated protein kinase 1 (ROCK1) was upregulated in serum of human papillomavirus (HPV)‑positive and ‑negative patients with CSCC compared with healthy controls. Correlation analysis revealed that the expression levels of lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 were negatively correlated with the expression levels of ROCK1 in HPV‑positive and ‑negative patients with CSCC but not in healthy controls. Downregulation of lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 distinguished patients with CSCC from healthy controls. Additionally, lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 overexpression led to reduced expression levels of ROCK1 in HPV‑positive and ‑negative human CSCC cell lines but not in normal cervical cell lines. ROCK1 overexpression did not significantly affect the expression of lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 in all the cell lines investigated. lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 overexpression inhibited, while ROCK1 overexpression promoted the proliferation, migration and invasion of HPV‑positive and ‑negative human CSCC cell lines but not normal cervical cell lines. ROCK1 overexpression attenuated the effects of lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 overexpression on cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion. lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 may inhibit cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion by downregulating ROCK1 in HPV‑positive and ‑negative CSCC.

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Jin, L., Ji, J., Shi, L., Jin, S., & Pei, L. (2019). lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 inhibits cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion by downregulating ROCK1 in HPV‑positive and negative cervical squamous cell carcinoma. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 18, 2512-2518. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7830
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Jin, L., Ji, J., Shi, L., Jin, S., Pei, L."lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 inhibits cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion by downregulating ROCK1 in HPV‑positive and negative cervical squamous cell carcinoma". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18.4 (2019): 2512-2518.
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Jin, L., Ji, J., Shi, L., Jin, S., Pei, L."lncRNA HAND2‑AS1 inhibits cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion by downregulating ROCK1 in HPV‑positive and negative cervical squamous cell carcinoma". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18, no. 4 (2019): 2512-2518. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.7830