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Identification of new SOX2OT transcript variants highly expressed in human cancer cell lines and down regulated in stem cell differentiation

Saghaeian Jazi, M. and Samaei, N.M. and Ghanei, M. and Shadmehr, M.B. and Mowla, S.J. (2016) Identification of new SOX2OT transcript variants highly expressed in human cancer cell lines and down regulated in stem cell differentiation. Molecular Biology Reports, 43 (2). pp. 65-72. ISSN 15734978

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Long non-coding RNAs are manifested as a new paradigm of molecular effectors in a wide range of human diseases. Human SOX2 overlapping transcript (SOX2OT) gene can generate six lncRNA transcript variants which are functionally assumed to be correlated with cellular differentiation and carcinogenesis. However, the circumstances determining expressional and functional differences between SOX2OT transcript variants remain to be explored. Here, we studied the expression of all SOX2OT transcript variants specifically in five human cancer cell lines by real-time RT-PCR. Changes of the new SOX2OT transcript variants expression were measured during the NT2 teratocarcinoma cell line neuronal-like differentiation and were compared to pluripotency regulators, SOX2 and OCT4A gene expressions. Surprisingly, we identified two new SOX2OT transcripts, named SOX2OT-7, SOX2OT-8 which lack exon 8. We discovered that beside active proximal and distal SOX2OT promoters, different cancer cell lines express high levels of some SOX2OT transcript variants differentially by alternative splicing. Significantly, both SOX2OT-7 and SOX2OT-8 are highly expressed in human cancer cell lines coinciding with SOX2, one of the pluripotency regulators. Our results revealed that SOX2OT-7 is almost the most abundant form of SOX2OT transcript variants in the examined cancer cell lines particularly in NT2 teratocarcinoma cell line where its expression falls upon neuronal-like differentiation similar to SOX2 and OCT4A. We suggest that at least some of SOX2OT transcripts are significantly associated with cancer and stem cell related pathways. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative RNA splicing; Article; cancer cell; cancer cell line; cell differentiation; controlled study; down regulation; exon; gene; gene expression; genetic transcription; genetic variability; human; human cell; nerve cell differentiation; OCT4A gene; pluripotent stem cell; promoter region; SOX2 gene; SOX2OT gene; stem cell; teratocarcinoma cell line
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 04:55
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 04:29
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4587

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