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    • The long non-coding RNA MIAT/miR-139-5p/MMP2 axis regulates cell migration and invasion in non-small-cell lung cancer


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      Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a complex disease which is influenced by multiple factors. Recentstudies demonstrated that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) MIAT was involved in tumor metastasis. However,the underlying mechanism of MIAT in NSCLC remains largely unknown. In this study, MIAT, miR-139-5pand MMP2 expression were measured by quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR (QRT-PCR) or Westernblotting, respectively, and we found the expression of MIAT and MMP2 were elevated, while miR-139-5p wasdecreased in NSCLC tissues and cell lines. Transwell assay showed MIAT and MMP2 functioned as anoncogene to induce cell migration and invasion in NSCLC, but miR-139-5p served as a tumor suppressor inNSCLC to inhibit cell migration and invasion. Besides that, in vivo experiments also indicated MIAT deletioninhibited tumor growth. The relationship between miR-139-5p and MIAT or MMP2 was then confirmed byLuciferase reporter assay, and the results showed that MIAT directly interacted with miR-139-5p and miR-139-5p targetedly suppressed MMP2 in NSCLC cells. Furthermore, expression analysis showed that MIAT indirectlyregulated MMP2 by sponging miR-139-5p. Finally, rescue assay suggested that miR-139-5p restorationreversed MIAT-overexpression-induced promotion on the migration and invasion of NSCLC cells. In conclusion,our results demonstrated that lncRNA MIAT modulated the migration and invasion of NSCLC byregulating miR-139-5p and MMP2.

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