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BACKGROUND: The long-noncoding RNA colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (CRNDE) gene has been found to be upregulated in several solid tumors. Whether CRNDE affects osteosarcoma (OS) and its underling mechanism remains unknown. METHODS: Tumor tissues and corresponding normal tissues were collected from 45 patients with OS. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was applied to determine lncRNA CRNDE level in the tissues. Participants were divided into a high CRNDE group and a low CRNDE group according to the median value of lncRNA CRNDE expression detected by in situ hybridization (ISH). The differences between high and low expression of lncRNA CRNDE in patients were compared clinically by chi-square test. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was applied to analyze the relationship between lncRNA CRNDE expression and patient survival. Subsequently, silencing or overexpression of lncRNA CRNDE were performed in MG63 and 143B cell lines, qRT-PCR was applied to verify the expression of lncRNA CRNDE, miR-136-5p, and MRP9; dual-luciferase reporter assay was used to evaluate the targeting relationship between miR-136-5p, lncRNA CRNDE, and Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK8), wound-healing, and Transwell assays were used to analyze for cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, respectively, and western blot was used to detect expression in cells. RESULTS: The expression of CRNDE in OS tissues was higher than that in normal tissues. High lncRNA CRNDE expression was significantly associated with clinical stage, lung metastasis, and poor prognosis in OS patients. Additionally, overexpression of lncRNA CRNDE promoted proliferation and migration of OS cells. Bioinformatics analysis showed that lncRNA CRNDE competitively inhibited miR-136-5p through acting as a competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA). It was also revealed that miR-136-5p is a binding target gene of lncRNA CRNDE and that MRP9 is involved in this process as a downstream target gene of miR-136-5p. CONCLUSIONS: The lncRNA CRNDE promotes the proliferation and migration of OS cells by regulating the miR-136-5p/MRP9 pathway, and lncRNA CRNDE can be a significant marker of OS prognosis.

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Ann Transl Med

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MRP9, Osteosarcoma (OS), lncRNA CRNDE, miR-136-5p, proliferation