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Integrated RNA Sequencing and Single-Cell Mass Cytometry Reveal a Novel Role of LncRNA HOXA-AS2 in Tumorigenesis and Stemness of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Lu, Q., Gao, J., Tang, S.

Purpose

Accumulating evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in the development of many cancer types. However, the changes of lncRNAs expression profiles in hepatocarcinogenesis remain largely unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the clinical significance, oncogenic functions, and potential mechanism of cancer-related lncRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Materials and Methods

An in vitro hepatocellular carcinoma model was established via oncogene-mediated transformation with a combination of three genetic alterations, including hTERT overexpression, inactivation of P53, and KRAS activation. Changes of biological function and transcriptome profile in these cell lines were determined by colony formation assay, MTT assay, wound-healing scratch assay, xenograft nude mice model, mass cytometry and RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). Furthermore, 116 HCC tissues and its corresponding normal tumor-adjacent tissues were explored to validate the results of cell lines. Finally, RNA sequencing, single-cell mass cytometry and fluorescence-activated cell sorter were applied to evaluate the potential association between the expression of lncRNA and the stemness of HCC.

Citation

Lu, Q., Gao, J., Tang, S. "Integrated RNA Sequencing and Single-Cell Mass Cytometry Reveal a Novel Role of LncRNA HOXA-AS2 in Tumorigenesis and Stemness of Hepatocellular Carcinoma" OncoTargets and Therapy (2020): doi: 10.2147/OTT.S272717