Dysregulation of LncRNA ANRIL Mediated by MiR-411-3p Inhibits the Malignant Proliferation and Tumor Stem Cell Like Property of Multiple Myeloma Via Hypoxia-inducible Factor 1α

Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) ANRIL has been reported to be closely related to the relapse of multiple myeloma patients. However, the functional role and underlying mechanism of lncRNA ANRIL in multiple myeloma are not known. This study aims to investigate the biological function of lncRNA ANRIL in multiple myeloma. In this study, compared with normal tissues from healthy donors, lncRNA ANRIL and HIF-1α expressions were up-regulated in tumor tissues from multiple myeloma patients. miR-411-3p expression was down-regulated in tumor tissues from multiple myeloma patients. Besides, lncRNA ANRIL can interact with miR-411-3p. HIF-1α was confirmed to be a target of miR-411-3p. Correlation analysis showed that lncRNA ANRIL expression was negatively correlated with miR-411-3p expression. HIF-1α expression was negatively correlated with miR-411-3p expression. Further transfection experiments showed that knockdown of ANRIL or overexpression of miR-411-3p significantly inhibited cell proliferation, tumor formation ability and tumor stem cell like property, promoted cell apoptosis in vitro. Finally, miR-411-3p mimic reduced tumor volume, improved survival rate, suppressed malignant proliferation and tumor stem cell like property in U266 xenograft model. Our results demonstrate that lncRNA ANRIL mediated by miR-411-3p promotes the malignant proliferation and tumor stem cell like property of multiple myeloma through regulating HIF-1α.