qPCR, Western blot, Luciferase reporter assay, RIP etc
CRC tissues, cell line (NCM460, HCT116, SW480)
HAND2-AS1 and PDCD4 were downregulated and miR-20a was upregulated in 5-FU-resistant CRC tissues and cells. HAND2-AS1 suppressed 5-FU resistance, cell proliferation, migration and invasion and promoted cell apoptosis in 5-FU-resistant CRC cells. HAND2-AS1 acted as a sponge of miR-20a to regulate PDCD4 expression. Moreover, HAND2-AS1 suppressed cell progression and 5-FU resistance by upregulating PDCD4 via sponging miR-20a in 5-FU-resistant CRC cells. Besides, HAND2-AS1 inhibited tumor growth in vivo.