OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of long non-coding RNA ZNF667-AS1 in cervical cancer and its effect on the proliferation of cervical cancer cell line, SiHa cells.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression level of ZNF667-AS1 from two microarray datasets (GSE63514 and GSE6791) and TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) were selected to analyze the difference between cervical cancer tissues and normal cervical tissues with bioinformatics methods. Then, the prognosis of ZNF667-AS1 was calculated in TCGA. The expression of LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 in 30 normal cervical tissues and 60 cervical cancer tissue samples was explored using qRT-PCR. In addition, analysis of the clinical data found that the expression of LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 was correlated with the total survival, tumor size and International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage. At last, the proliferative ability was detected by CCK8 and colon formation assay.
RESULTS: Search the relevant microarray datasets using the keywords “cervical cancer” and “GPL570” from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Afterwards, two microarray datasets (GSE63514 and GSE6791) were selected to analyze the differentially expressed genes in cervical cancer tissues and normal cervical tissues using bioinformatics methods. The results showed that the expression of LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 in cervical cancer was significantly lower than that in normal cervical tissues. 30 normal cervical tissues and 60 cervical cancer tissue samples were selected to extract total RNA for qRT-PCR experiment, and found that the expression of LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 in cervical cancer tissues was lower than that in normal cervical tissues, which was consistent with that of TCGA. Analysis of the clinical data found that the expression of LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 was correlated with the total survival, tumor size and FIGO stage. Compared with the negative control group, the proliferation ability and cell cloning ability of cells with over-expressed LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 were significantly decreased (p<0.001), indicating that overexpression of ZNF667-AS1 inhibited the proliferation of SiHa cells.
CONCLUSIONS: Expression of LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 was significantly lower in cervical cancer tissues, and its expression was negatively correlated with the overall survival, tumor size and FIGO stage. ZNF667-AS1 inhibited the proliferation of cervical cancer cells and was expected to be the biomarker and potential therapeutic target for predicting cervical cancer and determining its prognosis.Free PDF Download
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L.-P. Zhao, R.-H. Li, D.-M. Han, X.-Q. Zhang, G.-X. Nian, M.-X. Wu, Y. Feng, L. Zhang, Z.-G. Sun
Independent prognostic Factor of low-expressed LncRNA ZNF667-AS1 for cervical cancer and inhibitory function on the proliferation of cervical cancer
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 23