The role of the microRNA miR-93-5p on the secretome profile and the expression levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) was investigated in the neuroblastoma SK-N-AS cell line by Bio-Plex analysis and RT-qPCR. The results indicate that VEGF and IL-8 are the major miR-93-5p molecular targets. This conclusion was based on in vitro transfection with pre-miR-93-5p and anti-miR-93-5p; these treatments inversely modulated both VEGF and IL-8 gene expression and protein release in the neuroblastoma SK-N-AS cell line. Computational analysis showed the presence of miR-93-5p consensus sequences in the 3'UTR region of both VEGF and IL-8 mRNAs, predicting possible interaction with miR-93-5p and confirming a potential regulatory role of this microRNA
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