Future studies should examine the relationship between VEGF isoform expression and patients' survival and the relationship between VEGF isoform expression and EMMPRIN expression, which could be helpful for predicting the prognosis of patients with osteosarcoma.
In addition, we detected the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in osteosarcoma cell treated with Eag1 small interfering RNAs (siRNAs).
Transfection of human osteosarcoma 9901 and HOS cells with pSilenceApe1 resulted in a dose-dependent loss of Ape1 protein. pSilenceApe1 also significantly suppressed the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) protein in the 9901 cells.
Spearman's correlation analysis was utilized to examine the relationship between miR‑944 and VEGF expression levels, and rescue experiments were applied to further verify whether VEGF mediates the role of miR‑944 in OS.
The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of blood VEGF and blood and urinary basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) levels in osteosarcoma patients, both at diagnosis and during treatment.
The genetic aberrations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), mammalian target of rapamycin, Wnt signaling pathway, the inactivation of p53, Rb, WWOX genes, and amplification of APEX1, c-myc, RECQL4, RPL8, MDM2, VEGFA might be involved in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma.
The study demonstrates potent growth and pulmonary metastasis inhibitory effects of VEGF-siRNA on osteosarcoma in vivo and in vitro, which could potentially be applicable to the treatment of cancers as an antiangiogenic therapeutic in the near future.