OBJECTIVE: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are extensively involved in tumor development. In-depth researches on cancer-associated lncRNAs provide a theoretical basis for developing prognostic hallmarks and individualized therapeutic targets in breast cancer (BCa). This study aims to detect expression characteristics of LINC00174 in BCa and its biological role in regulating BCa cell phenotypes.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: LINC00174 levels in BCa and adjacent normal tissues were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The influence of LINC00174 on pathological indicators of BCa was analyzed. In MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells with LINC00174 knockdown, proliferative and migratory abilities were examined by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8), colony formation and transwell assay, respectively. At last, molecular mechanisms of LINC00174 and its downstream gene miR-1827 in regulating BCa development were explored by Luciferase assay and rescue experiments.
RESULTS: LINC00174 was upregulated in BCa tissues than adjacent normal ones. High level of LINC00174 predicted advanced tumor staging, high metastasis rate and poor prognosis in BCa. Knockdown of LINC00174 attenuated proliferative and migratory abilities in BCa cells. MiR-1827 was the target gene binding LINC00174, showing a negative correlation between each other. Silence of miR-1827 abolished the regulatory effects of LINC00174 on proliferative and migratory abilities in BCa cells.
CONCLUSIONS: LINC00174 is upregulated in BCa samples. It is closely linked to tumor staging, metastasis and prognosis in BCa. By negatively regulating miR-1827 level, LINC00174 aggravates the malignant development of BCa.Free PDF Download
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H. Xu, D. Han, K. Wang, T. Zhang, G.-C. Gao
LINC00174 triggers the malignant development of breast cancer by negatively regulating miR-1827 level
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 25 - N. 21