Dysregulation of miR-183 has been recently elucidated in several carcinomas. However, the expression patterns and mechanisms of miR-183 involved in malignant melanoma remain unidentified. Here, we found down-regulation of miR-183 in melanoma tissues and cells. Decreased level of miR-183 was relevant to poor overall survival, while miR-183 up-regulation resulted in a marked suppression of cell growth in vitro and in vivo. We further found that the expression and function of miR-183 were suppressed by MALAT1. Integrin beta1 (ITGB1) was then speculated and confirmed as a direct target of miR-183. We also illustrated that MALAT1 may function as a sponge competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) for miR-183, and thus regulate the molecular expression of ITGB1. Collectively, we found a new signaling pathway promoting melanoma development by MALAT1-miR-183-ITGB1 axis, which may be clinically valuable as new targets for malignant melanoma therapy.
Sun, Y., Cheng, H., Wang, G., Yu, G., Zhang, D., Wang, Y., … Yang, W. (2016). Deregulation of miR-183 promotes melanoma development via lncRNA MALAT1 regulation and ITGB1 signal activation. Oncotarget, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.13862