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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Dec 15, 2022; 14(12): 2313-2328
Published online Dec 15, 2022. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v14.i12.2313
N-myc downstream regulated gene 1 inhibition of tumor progression in Caco2 cells
Yi-Xiao He, Hong Shen, Yu-Zhu Ji, Hai-Rong Hua, Yu Zhu, Xiang-Fei Zeng, Fang Wang, Kai-Xin Wang
Yi-Xiao He, Yu-Zhu Ji, Department of Pathology, Mianyang Central Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Mianyang 621000, Sichuan Province, China
Yi-Xiao He, Hai-Rong Hua, Fang Wang, Department of Pathology and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650500, Yunnan Province, China
Hong Shen, Department of Pathology, Zhaotong First People’s Hospital, Zhaotong 657000, Yunnan Province, China
Yu Zhu, School of Nursing, Henan Vocational College of Applied Technology, Kaifeng 450000, Henan Province, China
Xiang-Fei Zeng, Department of Clinical Pathology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610000, Sichuan Province, China
Kai-Xin Wang, Department of Pathology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Union Shenzhen Hospital (Nanshan Hospital), Shenzhen 518052, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: He YX, Shen H and Ji YZ have contributed equally to the work; He YX, Shen H and Ji YZ performed the experiments, analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript; Hua HR and Zhu Y contributed analysis tools, acquired and analyzed data; Zeng XF helped perform the analysis with constructive discussions; Wang F and Wang KX conceived and designed the experiments as well as an acquired research grant; and all authors read and approved the final version of the article.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81260361; and Incubation Project of Mianyang Central Hospital, No. 2020FH05.
Conflict-of-interest statement: He YX, Shen H, Ji YZ, Zhu Y, Zeng XF and Wang KX were previously postgraduate students at Kunming Medical University. Wang Fang was a teacher at Kunming Medical University. All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Kai-Xin Wang, MD, Associate Chief Physician, Department of Pathology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Union Shenzhen Hospital (Nanshan Hospital), No. 89 Taoyuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518052, Guangdong Province, China.
Received: July 14, 2022
Peer-review started: July 14, 2022
First decision: September 26, 2022
Revised: October 17, 2022
Accepted: November 22, 2022
Article in press: November 22, 2022
Published online: December 15, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: This study investigated the molecular functions of N-myc downstream regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) in the process of colorectal cancer (CRC) migration through stable over-expression or knockout of NDRG1 in the Caco2 CRC cell line. Our results showed that NDRG1 over-expression arrested the cell cycle at the G1/S phase, while its knock-out significantly increased the number of G2 phase cells. Altogether, our results highlight the fact that NDRG1 inhibits tumor progression in Caco2 cells which may provide a novel diagnostic or therapeutic tool in inhibiting the migration of CRC.