Inhibiting lncRNA ROR suppresses growth, migration and angiogenesis in microvascular endothelial cells by up-regulating miR-26.Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2018 11; 22(22):7985-7993.ER
Lower extremity arteriosclerosis is one of leading causes of death worldwide. Arteriosclerosis is closely related to microvascular endothelial cells. This study was aimed to explore the role of long non-coding RNA ROR in regulations of growth, migration, and angiogenesis of microvascular endothelial cells.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Angiogenesis was determined by the number of tube-like cells on a matrigel extracellular matrix. Cell viability, apoptosis, and migration were determined by CCK-8 assay, PI/FITC-Annexin V staining method, and transwell assay, respectively. Relative RNA expression of ROR, miR-26, and angiogenesis-associated genes were analyzed by qRT-PCR. The protein expression of apoptosis- and angiogenesis-associated genes, as well as main factors in NF-κB and JAK1/STAT3 pathways, were analyzed by Western blot.
LncRNA ROR silence inhibited viability, migration, and angiogenesis of HMEC-1 cells but promoted apoptosis of them. miR-26 expression was promoted after knocking down ROR expression. miR-26 overexpression enhanced the inhibitory effects of ROR silence on growth, migration, and angiogenesis in HMEC-1 cells, whereas, miR-26 silence impaired the effects of ROR silence. Finally, we found that NF-κB and JAK1/STAT3 signaling pathways were inhibited by ROR down-regulation. Similarly, miR-26 overexpression enhanced the inhibitory effect of ROR down-regulation on the pathways and miR-26 inhibition abrogated it.
Down-regulating lncRNA ROR inhibited growth, migration and angiogenesis of microvascular endothelial cells possibly through up-regulation of miR-26. During this process, the activations of NF-κB and JAK1/STAT3 pathways were inhibited after interaction of ROR and miR-26.