The hsa-miR-516a-5p and hsa-miR-516b-5p microRNAs reduce the migration and invasion on T98G glioblastoma cell line


      • hsa-miR-516a-5p and hsa-miR-516b-5p induced significant changes on the migration and invasion processes in T98G cells.
      • .The results suggest that both miRNAs could be playing an important role in the control of tumor progression towards metastasis
      • In-silico analysis showed that target genes of these miRNAs are involved in cell adhesion important for cancer progression


      microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in numerous functions and processes in the brain and other organs through the regulation of gene and protein expression. miRNA dysregulation is associated with the development of several diseases, including the brain and Central Nervous System cancer (CNS). The hsa-miR-516a-5p and hsa-miR-516b-5p are involved in proliferation, migration, and invasion in different tumor models, but their antitumor effect has not been evaluated in cancer of CNS. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effect of the miRNAs hsa-miR-516a-5p and miRNA hsa-miR-516b-5p on the Glioblastoma cell line (T98G). We used synthetic miRNA mimics to induce the overexpression of both miRNAs in the cell line, which was corroborated by RT-qPCR. Next, we evaluated the effect on proliferation, migration, and invasion using the CyQuant direct kit, ThinCert ™ inserts and invasion BioCoat ™ Matrigel® Invasion Chambers. We found upregulation of these miRNAs induced significant changes on the migration and invasion processes of T98G cells, but not affected the proliferation rate. These results suggest that both microRNAs could be playing an important role in the control of tumor progression towards metastasis. The bioinformatics analysis showed that target genes for these miRNAs are involved in different biological processes such as in cell adhesion molecule binding and cell junction disassembly, which are important for cancer progression. Further studies and experimental validation are needed to identify the genes regulated by microRNAs.


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