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FIBP interacts with transcriptional factor STAT3 to induce Eme1 expression and drives radioresistance in lung cancer


ABSTRACT: Background: Cancer cells inevitably develop resistance to radiation in lung cancer radiotherapy. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully clarified. This study aimed to explore the roles and mechanisms of FGF1 intracellular binding protein (FIBP)?in lung cancer radioresistance. Methods: Expression levels of FIBP in human lung cancer and adjacent tissues were analyzed by immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. Cell growth and proliferation, EdU and CFSE assays, Neutral comet and clonogenic survival analysis as well as mouse xenograft model were performed to explore the functions of FIBP in vitro and in vivo. The underlying mechanisms were investigated by RNA sequencing, co-immunoprecipitation and dual luciferase reporter assays. Results: The expression levels of FIBP in lung cancer tissues were significantly upregulated compared with adjacent normal tissues and associated with worse overall survival. Functionally, we found that depletion of FIBP impairs lung cancer progression and radioresistance in vitro and in vivo. Mechanistically, we uncovered that FIBP interacts with STAT3 to enhance the transcriptional activity of STAT3, thereby inducing the expression of downstream target gene Eme1. Importantly, we also demonstrated that the biological effects of FIBP were partially dependent on Eme1 in lung cancer. Conclusions: These results reveal that FIBP modulates STAT3/Eme1 axis to drive lung cancer progression and radioresistance, indicating targeting FIBP may be a novel intervention strategy for lung cancer radiotherapy. Overall design: mRNA profiles of H1299 cells and FIBP depleted cells from 3 independent samples each.

INSTRUMENT(S): Illumina NovaSeq 6000 (Homo sapiens)

ORGANISM(S): Homo Sapiens

SUBMITTER: Xu YunHong  

PROVIDER: GSE196635 | GEO | 2022-06-06

REPOSITORIES: GEO

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