OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression level of long non-coding RNA promoter of CDKN1A antisense DNA damage activated RNA (lncRNA PANDAR) in cervical cancer and to analyze the effects of PANDAR on biological behaviors of cervical cancer and the clinical significance of PANDAR.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 68 pairs of cervical cancer and paired cancer-adjacent tissue specimens were collected. The relative expression of PANDAR in tissues was detected by quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) so as to analyze the relationship between PANDAR and clinicopathological factors of cervical cancer and evaluate its clinical significance. qRT-PCR was used to detect the relative expression of PANDAR in cervical cancer cells. Interference in PANDAR was conducted. Cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was used to detect the changes in cell proliferation capacity.
RESULTS: The results of qRT-PCR showed that the expression level of PANDAR was significantly up-regulated in cervical cancer tissues compared with that in cancer-adjacent tissues. Statistical analysis showed that PANDAR expression was correlated with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging, tumor size and tumor invasion degree. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed that the survival time of patients with highly expressed PANDAR was shorter than that of patients with lowly expressed PANDAR. Cox multivariate regression analysis showed that PANDAR could be used as an independent prognostic factor for patients with cervical cancer. CCK-8 results showed that interference in PANDAR significantly inhibited tumor cell proliferation.
CONCLUSIONS: The expression level of PANDAR is up-regulated in cervical cancer tissues and cells, and PANDAR promotes tumor growth. PANDAR may be a biomarker for the early diagnosis of cervical cancer and a potential therapeutic target for reversing the malignant phenotype of tumors.Free PDF Download
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H.-W. Huang, H. Xie, X. Ma, F. Zhao, Y. Gao
Upregulation of LncRNA PANDAR predicts poor prognosis and promotes cell proliferation in cervical cancer
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 20