MicroRNAs are critical mediators of stem cell pluripotency, differentiation, and malignancy. Limited information exists regarding microRNA alterations that facilitate initiation and progression of human lung cancers. In this study, array techniques were used to evaluate microRNA expression in normal human respiratory epithelia and lung cancer cells cultured in the presence or absence of cigarette smoke condensate (CSC). Under relevant exposure conditions, CSC significantly repressed miR-487b. Subsequent experiments demonstrated that miR-487b directly targeted
Sichuan Xi, Hong Xu, Jigui Shan, Yongguang Tao, Julie A. Hong, Suzanne Inchauste, Mary Zhang, Tricia F. Kunst, Leandro Mercedes, David S. Schrump
Expression of miR-487b in cultured cells as well as primary lung cancers and adjacent normal lung tissues.