MicroRNA-575 targets BLID to promote growth and invasion of non-small cell lung cancer cells

FEBS Lett. 2015 Mar 24;589(7):805-11. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2015.02.013. Epub 2015 Feb 26.


This study was designed to detect miR-575 expression and function in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A higher expression of miR-575 in NSCLC tissues was observed compared with adjacent non-neoplastic tissues. Furthermore, re-introduction of miR-575 significantly promoted cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in the NSCLC line. Moreover, we showed that BLID is negatively regulated by miR-575 at the posttranscriptional level, via a specific target site within the 3'UTR. Overexpression of BLID counteracted miR-575-induced proliferation and invasion in NSCLC cells. The expression of BLID is frequently downregulated in NSCLC tumors and cell lines and inversely correlates with miR-575 expression. The findings of this study contribute to the current understanding of the functions of miR-575 in NSCLC.

Keywords: BLID; MicroRNA-575; Non-small cell lung cancer; Oncogene.

MeSH terms

  • Apoptosis Regulatory Proteins / metabolism*
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / genetics
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / metabolism
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / pathology*
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • HEK293 Cells
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / genetics
  • Lung Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • MicroRNAs / genetics*
  • MicroRNAs / metabolism*
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness


  • Apoptosis Regulatory Proteins
  • BLID protein, human
  • MIRN575 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs