Effect of paeonol on proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion and glutamine of gastric cancer cells via circSFMBT2/miR-665 axis


Jia Li, Gang Zhang, Guoqiang Wu

Abstract


This experiment was performed to investigate the effect of paeonol on the proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion and glutamine of gastric cancer HGC-27 cells and its possible mechanism. For this purpose, the MTT method was used to detect cell viability; Flow cytometry experiment was used to detect cell apoptosis; Transwell chamber experiment was used to detect cell migration and invasion; Western blotting was used to detect the expression levels of MMP2 and MMP9 protein; The decomposition of glutamine was evaluated by detecting the expression levels of glutamine, glutamic acid and α-ketoglutarate (α-KG). This study used RT-PCR to detect the expression of circSFMBT2 and miR-665. The targeting relationship between circSFMBT2 and miR-665 was verified by the dual-luciferase report experiment and RIP experiment. Results showed that different concentrations of Paeonol could significantly inhibit the proliferation, migration, invasion and glutamine decomposition of HGC-27 cells, and induce cell apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. In gastric cancer tissues and cells, the expression of circSFMBT2 was up-regulated, and the expression of miR-665 was down-regulated. Over-expression of circSFMBT2 could partially restore the effects of paeonol on the proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion and glutamine of HGC-27 cells. CircSFMBT2 could target and negatively regulate the expression of miR-665. Overexpression of miR-665 could partially restore the effects of Pae and circSFMBT2 on the proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion and glutamine of HGC-27 cells. It was concluded that paeonol can inhibit the proliferation, migration, invasion and glutamine decomposition of gastric cancer HGC-27 cells via circSFMBT2/miR-665 axis, and also induce cell apoptosis.


Keywords


Paeonol; Gastric cancer; Proliferation; Apoptosis; Migration; Invasion; Glutamine.

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