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Melanoma cell invasiveness is regulated by miR-211 suppression of the BRN2 transcription factor

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Boyle, GM and Woods, SL and Bonazzi, VF and Stark, MS and Hacker, E and Aoude, LG and Dutton-Regester, K and Cook, AL and Sturm, RA and Hayward, NK, Melanoma cell invasiveness is regulated by miR-211 suppression of the BRN2 transcription factor, Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, 24, (3) pp. 525-537. ISSN 1755-148X (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1755-148X.2011.00849.x

Abstract

To identify microRNAs potentially involved in melanomagenesis, we compared microRNA expression profiles between melanoma cell lines and cultured melanocytes. The most differentially expressed microRNA between the normal and tumor cell lines was miR-211. We focused on this pigment-cell-enriched miRNA as it is derived from the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF)-regulated gene, TRPM1 (melastatin). We find that miR-211 expression is greatly decreased in melanoma cells and melanoblasts compared to melanocytes. Bioinformatic analysis identified a large number of potential targets of miR-211, including POU3F2 (BRN2). Inhibition of miR-211 in normal melanocytes resulted in increased BRN2 protein, indicating that endogenous miR-211 represses BRN2 in differentiated cells. Over-expression of miR-211 in melanoma cell lines changed the invasive potential of the cells in vitro through directly targeting BRN2 translation. We propose a model for the apparent non-overlapping expression levels of BRN2 and MITF in melanoma, mediated by miR-211 expression.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Research Field:Cancer Cell Biology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cancer and Related Disorders
Author:Cook, AL (Dr Tony Cook)
ID Code:72617
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:86
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2011-08-30
Last Modified:2012-03-15
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