Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2018; 22 (22): 7760-7767

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201811_16397

miR-582-5p is a potential prognostic marker in human non-small cell lung cancer and functions as a tumor suppressor by targeting MAP3K2

L.-L. Wang, M. Zhang

Department of respiratory, Heilongjiang Province Hospital, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. zminczw@sina.com


OBJECTIVE: Emerging evidence has shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in tumor development and progression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of miR-582-5p in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying its action.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using quantitative RT-PCR, we detected miR-582-5p expression in NSCLC cell lines and primary tumor tissues. The association of miR-582-5p expression with clinicopathological factors and prognosis was statistically analyzed. The effect of miR-582-5p on proliferation was evaluated by CCK-8. Cell migration and invasion were assessed by transwell assay. miR-582-5p target genes were confirmed using luciferase activity, RT-PCR and Western blot assays.

RESULTS: We found that miR-582-5p expression was significantly downregulated in NSCLC cell lines and clinical specimens. Low miR-582-5p expression was significantly associated with lymph node metastasis (p = 0.012) and advanced TNM stage (p = 0.004). Kaplan-Meier assay showed that patients with low expression of miR-582-5p had a shorter overall survival than those with high expression of miR-582-5p (p = 0.0033). Functional experiments demonstrated that overexpression of miR-582-5p suppressed the proliferation, migration and invasion of NSCLC cells in vitro. We identified MAP3K2 as a direct target gene of miR-582-5p in NSCLC cells. In addition, ectopic expression of MAP3K2 restored the effects of miR-582-5p on NSCLC cell proliferation, migration and invasion.

CONCLUSIONS: We showed that miR-582-5p inhibits NSCLC metastasis by targeting MAP3K2 expression and could be used as an independent prognostic biomarker for patients with NSCLC.

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L.-L. Wang, M. Zhang
miR-582-5p is a potential prognostic marker in human non-small cell lung cancer and functions as a tumor suppressor by targeting MAP3K2

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2018
Vol. 22 - N. 22
Pages: 7760-7767
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201811_16397