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Cancer cell-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been reported to promote the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC), although the regulatory mechanism remains uncharacterized. In this study, we investigated the role of microRNA-25 (miR-25)/sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) in the contribution of EVs derived from CRC cells to progression of CRC. In a co-culture system with EVs from HCT116 and NCM460 cells, the viability, migratory, and invasive properties of SW480 and SW620 cells were evaluated by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) and Transwell assays. Luciferase, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) assays were conducted to verify the interaction among miR-25, SIRT6, lin-28 homologB (Lin28b), and neuropilin-1 (NRP-1). It was established that HCT116 cell-derived EVs promoted the malignant properties of SW480 cells and SW620 cells by delivering miR-25. SIRT6 was targeted by miR-25, whereas SIRT6 inhibited NRP-1 through downregulation of Lin28b. The tumor-bearing nude mouse experiments substantiated that HCT116 cell-derived EVs transferred miR-25 to facilitate tumor formation and metastasis by inhibiting SIRT6. In summary, our study clarifies the involvement of miR-25-targeted SIRT6 inhibition and SIRT6-mediated inhibition of the Lin28b/NRP-1 axis in CRC cell-derived EVs to CRC progression and metastasis.
Shanchao Wang,Zeyan Zhang,Qianfu Gao