Background: Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers and is the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. The present study aimed to investigate the potential biological effect of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) BNC2-AS1 on the proliferation, migration, and invasion of cervical cancer cells.
Methods: BNC2-AS1 small interfering RNA (siRNA) was transfected into SGC7901 and BGC823 gastric cancer cell lines, with negative siRNA serving as a control. A reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay was performed to confirm the knockdown of BNC2-AS1. Cell Counting Kit (CCK)-8 and colony-forming unit (CFU) assays were performed to evaluate the effect of BNC2-AS1-knockdown on SGC7901 and BGC823 cell proliferation. A wound healing assay was performed to evaluate the effect of BNC2-AS1-knockdown on SGC7901 and BGC823 cell proliferation and migration. A tumor invasion assay was used to evaluate the effect of BNC2-AS1-knockdown on SGC7901 and BGC823 cell invasion. The expression level of BNC2-AS1 was efficiently knocked down by siRNA 48 hours post-transfection.
Results: The results of CCK8 and CFU assays showed that BNC2-AS1-knockdown significantly decreased gastric cancer cell proliferation. Wound healing assay results indicated that BNC2-AS1-knockdown markedly suppressed gastric cancer cell proliferation and migration. Tumor invasion assay results demonstrated that BNC2-AS1-knockdown significantly suppressed gastric cancer cell invasion.
Conclusions: BNC2-AS1 levels in gastric cancer SGC7901 and BGC823 cell lines can be efficiently knocked down using the siRNA strategy, and the BNC2-AS1 knockdown can significantly suppress the tumor characteristics of gastric cancer cells, including the ability of proliferation, migration, and invasion.