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Runx3 expression in rectal cancer cells and its effect on cell invasion and proliferation

  • Authors:
    • Ye Feng
    • Shuohui Gao
    • Yongjian Gao
    • Defeng Song
    • Xuefeng Wang
    • Zhi Chen
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  • Published online on: July 23, 2019     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2019.10654
  • Pages: 3290-3294
  • Copyright: © Feng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Effect of Runx3 gene on the cell proliferation and invasion of rectal cancer was investigated to explore potential new targets for targeted treatment of rectal cancer. The Runx3 overexpression group (OE group), blank plasmid control group, negative control and blank group of the rectal cancer HRC-9698 cell strain were set. The overexpressed Runx3 plasmid was transfected in OE group; the empty plasmid was transfected in blank plasmid control group; only liposome Lipofectamine was added to negative control group; only 1640 medium was used in blank group. RT-qPCR was used for detection of the mRNA expression of Runx3 in different groups; CCK-8 kit for detection of cell proliferation in different groups; Transwell chamber test for detection of cell strain invasion in different groups. The mRNA expression of Runx3 gene in OE group was the highest, significantly higher than that in blank plasmid control group, negative control and blank group (P<0.01). The OD values of overexpressed Runx3 at 96 h after transfection in OE group was significantly lower than each control group (P<0.01). At the same time-point, pairwise comparison in each group found that OE group was significantly lower than blank plasmid control, negative control and blank groups (all P<0.01). In the invasion experiment, the number of invasion cells in OE, blank plasmid control, negative control and blank groups were 38.63±9.33, 107.87±5.66, 110.93±4.33 and 112.86±6.66, respectively. OE group was significantly lower than each control group (P<0.01). Overexpression of Runx3 gene in vitro inhibits the cell proliferation of rectal cancer and blocks the cell invasion and metastasis. This study provides a new idea and a new molecular therapeutic target for molecular targeted therapy of rectal cancer.

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Feng, Y., Gao, S., Gao, Y., Song, D., Wang, X., & Chen, Z. (2019). Runx3 expression in rectal cancer cells and its effect on cell invasion and proliferation. Oncology Letters, 18, 3290-3294. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2019.10654
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Feng, Y., Gao, S., Gao, Y., Song, D., Wang, X., Chen, Z."Runx3 expression in rectal cancer cells and its effect on cell invasion and proliferation". Oncology Letters 18.3 (2019): 3290-3294.
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Feng, Y., Gao, S., Gao, Y., Song, D., Wang, X., Chen, Z."Runx3 expression in rectal cancer cells and its effect on cell invasion and proliferation". Oncology Letters 18, no. 3 (2019): 3290-3294. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2019.10654