A Computational Study to Identify TP53 and SREBF2 as Regulation Mediators of miR-214 in Melanoma Progression

Abstract

In the complex world of post-transcriptional regulation, miR-214 is known to control in vitro tumor cell movement and survival to anoikis, as well as in vivo malignant cell extravasation from blood vessels and lung metastasis formation. miR-214 has also been found to be highly expressed in human melanomas, and to directly and indirectly regulate several genes involved in tumor progression and in the establishment of distant metastases (Penna et al., 2011). In this work, we exploit a computational pipeline integrating data from multiple online data repositories to identify the presence of transcriptional or post-transcriptional regulatory modules involving miR-214 and a set of 73 previously identified miR-214 regulated genes. We identified 27 putative regulatory modules involving miR-214, NFKB1, SREBPF2, miR-33a and 9 out of the 73 miR-214 modulated genes (ALCAM, POSTN, TFAP2A, ADAM9, NCAM1, SEMA3A, PVRL2, JAG1, EGFR1). As a preliminary experimental validation we focused on 9 out of the 27 identified regulatory modules that involve two main players, miR-33a and SREBF2. The results confirm the importance of the predictions obtained with the presented computational approach.

DOI: 10.5220/0004799500490056

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@inproceedings{Politano2014ACS, title={A Computational Study to Identify TP53 and SREBF2 as Regulation Mediators of miR-214 in Melanoma Progression}, author={Gianfranco Politano and Alfredo Benso and Stefano Di Carlo and Francesca Orso and Alessandro Savino and Daniela Taverna}, booktitle={BIOINFORMATICS}, year={2014} }