OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the correlation between microRNA-1266 (miR-1266) and prostate cancer (PCa) progression, and to investigate the possible underlying mechanism.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression level of miR-1266 and protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) in PCa tissues and cell lines was first detected by quantitative Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). After up-regulating or down-regulating miR-1266 expression in cells, cell proliferation, migration and invasion abilities were detected. Possible target genes of miR-1266 were predicted and validated by bioinformatics analysis and dual-luciferase reporter gene assay, respectively. Finally, abnormal expression of PRMT5 was ascertained after transfection.
RESULTS: MiR-1266 was lowly expressed in PCa tissues and cell lines, whereas PRMT5 exhibited the opposite results. Up-regulated expression of miR-1266 significantly inhibited the proliferation, migration and invasion abilities of PC-3 cells. However, the growth and migration of DU145 cells with low miR-1266 expression were significantly accelerated. Meanwhile, the number of invading cells was significantly increased. PRMT5 was verified as a potential target gene of miR-1266. Furthermore, results found that miR-1266 was negatively correlated with PRMT5. In addition, the expression of PRMT5 was remarkably decreased after miR-1266 overexpression, which could be restored after knockdown of miR-1266.
CONCLUSIONS: MiR-1266 inhibits the growth and metastasis of PCa by targeting PRMT5. We may provide a potential and prospective therapeutic target for PCa.Free PDF Download
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C.-M. Sun, G.-M. Zhang, H.-N. Qian, S.-J. Cheng, M. Wang, M. Liu, D. Li
MiR-1266 suppresses the growth and metastasis of prostate cancer via targeting PRMT5
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 15