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Lung adenocarcinoma (LAD) is a prevalent type of bronchogenic malignant tumor and one of the most critical factors related to human death. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in many complex biological processes and have been emerged as extremely important regulators of various cancers. LINC02418, a novel lncRNA, hasn't been mentioned in previous studies on cancer development. Therefore, it's important to define the potential function of LINC02418 in LAD. Gene expression was examined by RT-qPCR or western blot. CCK-8, colony formation, TUNEL, and transwell assays were utilized to study the role of LINC02418 in LAD. The interaction of miR-4677-3p with LINC02418 (or KNL1) was verified through luciferase reporter, RIP and RNA pull-down assays. High expression of LINC02418 was observed in LAD specimens and cells. Downregulation of LINC02418 obstructed the proliferation and motility of LAD cells. Moreover, LINC02418 negatively modulated miR-4677-3p expression and miR-4677-3p overexpression could repress cell proliferation and migration. Moreover, kinetochore scaffold 1 (KNL1) expression was negatively modulated by miR-4677-3p but positively regulated by LINC02418. Furthermore, miR-4677-3p could bind with LINC02418 (or KNL1). Finally, KNL1 overexpression reversed the inhibitory function of LINC02418 deficiency in the malignant behaviors of LAD cells. LINC02418 contributes to the malignancy in LAD via miR-4677-3p/KNL1 signaling, providing a probable therapeutic direction for LAD.


Tao Wang, Ruiren Zhai, Xiuhua Lv, Ke Wang, Junqing Xu. LINC02418 promotes malignant behaviors in lung adenocarcinoma cells by sponging miR-4677-3p to upregulate KNL1 expression. BMC pulmonary medicine. 2020 Aug 14;20(1):217

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