MicroRNA-631 Resensitizes Doxorubicin-Resistant Chondrosarcoma Cells by Targeting Apelin

Jui Chieh Chen, Hsun Chang Shih, Chih Yang Lin, Jeng Hung Guo, Cheng Huang, Hsiu Chen Huang, Zhi Yong Chong, Chih Hsin Tang*


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Chondrosarcoma is the second most common type of bone cancer. Surgical resection is the best choice for clinical treatment. High-grade chondrosarcoma is destructive and is more possible to metastasis, which is difficult to remove using surgery. Doxorubicin (Dox) is the most commonly used chemotherapy drug in the clinical setting; however, drug resistance is a major obstacle to effective treatment. In the present study, we compared Dox-resistant SW1353 cells to their parental cells using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). We found that the apelin (APLN) pathway was highly activated in resistant cells. In addition, tissue array analysis also showed that APLN was higher in high-grade tissues compared to low-grade tissues. APLN is a member of the adipokine family, which is a novel secreted peptide with multifunctional and biological activities. Previously, studies have shown that inhibition of the APLN axis may have a therapeutic benefit in cancers. However, the role of APLN in chondrosarcoma is completely unclear, and no related studies have been reported. During in vitro experiments, APLN was also observed to be highly expressed and secreted in Dox-resistant cells. Once APLN was knocked down, it could effectively improve its sensitivity to Dox. We also explored possible upstream regulatory microRNAs (miRNAs) of APLN through bioinformatics tools and the results disclosed that miR-631 was the most likely regulator of APLN. Furthermore, the expression of miR-631 was lower in the resistant cells, but overexpression of miR-631 in the Dox-resistant cell lines significantly increased the Dox sensitivity. These results were also observed in another chondrosarcoma cell line, JJ012 cells. Taken together, these findings will provide rationale for the development of drug resistance biomarkers and therapeutic strategies for APLN pathway inhibitors to improve the survival of patients with chondrosarcoma.

期刊International Journal Of Molecular Sciences
出版狀態Published - 1月 2023


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