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CJAP ›› 2019, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (6): 543-547.doi: 10.12047/j.cjap.5868.2019.119

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Effect of down-regulation of fatty acid synthase expression on proliferation, migration and invasion of bladder carcinoma UMUC3 cell lines

YAN Xin-jian1, LI Gao-feng1, TANG Mei1, YANG Xiao-ping2   

  1. 1. Department of Medical Oncology, the Affiliated Zhuzhou Hospital Xiangya Medical College Central South University, Zhuzhou 412000;
    2. Key Laboratory of Study and Discovery of Small Targeted Molecules of Hunan Province, School of Medicine Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410013, China
  • Received:2019-04-19 Online:2019-11-28 Published:2020-04-02

Abstract: Objective: To investigate the effects of fatty acid synthase (FASN) on proliferation, migration and invasion of bladder cancer UMUC3 cell lines and possible mechanism. Methods: The expression levels of FASN protein in 30 cases of bladder cancer and 15 cases of normal bladder tissues were detected by Immunohistochemistry. FASN siRNA and nonsense siRNA were transfected into UMUC3 cell lines by lipofectamine 2000 respectively, and the stable siFASN and siControl cell lines were successfully obtained after screening and identification for several times. The siFASN cell lines were set as the experimental group, while the siControl cell lines were set as the control group. The expressions of FASN protein and mRNA in the experimental group and the control group were detected by Western blot and real-time quantitative PCR (RT-PCR) respectively. Cell proliferation activities in two groups were detected by MTT assay and cell invasion and migration in two groups were detected by cell scratch test and Transwell invasive assays respectively. Results: FASN protein was overexpressed in bladder cancer tissues, and it was closely correlated with pathological stage and grade (P<0.05). Compared with the siControl group, the expressions of FASN mRNA and protein in the siFASN group cell lines were decreased significantly (P<0.05). The cell proliferation ability, the migration ability and the number of transmembrane cells of siFASN group cell lines were reduced significantly (P<0.05). Conclusion: The FASN overexpression may play an essential role in the development and progression of bladder cancer. Down-regulation of FASN expression can inhibit the proliferation, migration and invasion of bladder cancer cells, and inhibition of FASN expression is expected to be a new treatment for bladder cancer.

Key words: fatty acid synthase, bladder cancer, cell proliferation, cell invasion, cell migration

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