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16.03.2019 | Original Article Open Access

ACTN4 Promotes the Proliferation, Migration, Metastasis of Osteosarcoma and Enhances its Invasive Ability through the NF-κB Pathway

Pathology & Oncology Research
Qingshan Huang, Xiaodong Li, Zhen Huang, Fengqiang Yu, Xinwen Wang, Shenglin Wang, Zhizhen He, Jianhua Lin
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Qingshan Huang, Xiaodong Li and Zhen Huang contributed to the work equally and should be regarded as co-first authors.

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Alpha-actinin-4 (ACTN4) is associated with different types of tumors, but its role in osteosarcoma (OS) is not known. We aimed to investigate the effect of ACTN4 on the growth, migration, invasion and metastasis of OS. We further explored the possible mechanism of how ACTN4 affects the development of OS. First, the expression of ACTN4 in OS tissues and OS cell lines was analyzed by PCR. Second, the role of ACTN4 in the development of OS was explored by the proliferation, scratch, and invasion assays. We further explored the effect of ACTN4 on OS growth in an orthotopic xenograft model of nude mice. In addition, we used hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining of lung tissues in nude mice to observe the effect of ACTN4 on lung metastasis of OS. Finally, rescue experiments further investigated the role of NF-κB on ACTN4 in the development of OS. ACTN4 was highly expressed in OS tissues and OS cell lines. In vitro experiments demonstrated that reducing ACTN4 expression inhibited the proliferation, migration, and invasion of OS. In contrast, overexpression of ACTN4 promotes these effects. In vivo experiments further validated that ACTN4 promoted the growth of OS. The HE staining of lungs in nude mice revealed that ACTN4 promoted lung metastasis of OS. In addition, we found that ACTN4 enhanced the ability of OS to invade, through the NF-κB pathway. ACTN4 promotes the proliferation, migration, metastasis of OS and enhances its invasion ability through the NF-κB pathway.

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