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ARID1A-mutated cervical cancer depends on the activation of YAP signaling

Fei Gao1,Peiling Li1,*,Xianchao Kong1,Tiefang Song1,Qi Han1,Suiyang Zhou1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, 150081 Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
DOI: 10.52586/5035 Volume 26 Issue 12, pp.1411-1421
Submited: 12 August 2021 Revised: 09 December 2021
Accepted: 10 December 2021 Published: 30 December 2021
*Corresponding Author(s):  
Peiling Li
Copyright: © 2021 The author(s). Published by BRI. This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (

Background: Cervical cancer is a prevalent female malignancy with poor survival rates. ARID1A is frequently mutated or deleted in a variety of tumors and YAP signaling is widely activated in human malignancies. Nevertheless, the mechanism of YAP signaling in ARID1A-mutated cervical cancer remains unknown. Methods: The cell viability was determined by MTT assay. The expression of ARID1A, YAP1 and CTGF were evaluated by western blot. The cell proliferation was detected by colony formation. Results: The bioinformatics analysis suggested that mutation of ARID1A was associated with the activation of YAP1 signaling. In addition, knockdown of YAP1 inhibited ARID1A-mutated cervical cancer cells growth. Verteporfin is an inhibition of YAP1 signaling. Interestingly, knockdown of ARID1A decreased ARID1A-wildtype cervical cancer cells resistance to verteporfin. Meanwhile, overexpression of ARID1A increased ARID1A-mutated cervical cancer cells resistance to verteporfin. Similarly, blocking YAP1 signaling inhibited the tumor formation caused by ARID1A-mutated cervical cancer cells in vivo. Conclusion: Inhibition of YAP1 signaling suppresses ARID1A-mutated-induced tumorigenesis of cervical cancer, providing a novel therapeutic strategy for cervical cancer.

Key words

Cervical cancer; ARID1A; Proliferation; YAP signaling


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Fei Gao, Peiling Li, Xianchao Kong, Tiefang Song, Qi Han, Suiyang Zhou. ARID1A-mutated cervical cancer depends on the activation of YAP signaling. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2021. 26(12); 1411-1421.