AB057. Downregulation of nucleolar and spindle-associated protein 1 expression suppresses cell migration, proliferation and invasion in renal cell carcinoma
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AB057. Downregulation of nucleolar and spindle-associated protein 1 expression suppresses cell migration, proliferation and invasion in renal cell carcinoma

Fang Lu1, Song Wu2

1The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China; 2Luohu Hospital, Jinan, China


Objective: Nucleolar and spindle-associated protein 1 (NUSAP1) is a microtubule-binding protein that plays an essential role in mitosis and cancer. Previous studies have demonstrated that NUSAP1 expression was relatively elevated in several malignancies. However, the biological roles of NUSAP1 in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remain unknown.

Methods: In the present study, we firstly performed reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blot (WB) assay to reveal that the expression of NUSAP1 was relatively elevated in clear cell RCC (ccRCC) tissue specimens and RCC cell lines.

Results: Immunohistochemical analysis showed that upregulation of NUSAP1 was significantly correlated with Fuhrman grade (P<0.001), tumor size (P=0.016), clinical stage (P<0.001) and distant metastasis (P=0.023). Additionally, high expression of NUSAP1 was closely associated with a shorter overall survival time of ccRCC patients (P=0.006). Further, we investigated the biological behaviors of RCC cells in vitro, and we identified that NUSAP1 depletion inhibited RCC cell migration, proliferation and invasion, and apoptosis was induced and cell cycle was arrested.

Conclusions: On the basis of our studies, we assumed that NUSAP1 could be identified as a potential prognostic indicator and a novel therapeutic target for RCC patients.

Keywords: Nucleolar and spindle-associated protein 1 (NUSAP1); renal cell carcinoma (RCC); migration; proliferation


doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s057


Cite this abstract as: Lu F, Wu S. Downregulation of nucleolar and spindle-associated protein 1 expression suppresses cell migration, proliferation and invasion in renal cell carcinoma. Transl Androl Urol 2016;5(Suppl 1):AB057. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s057

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