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CASC11 Overexpression Predicts Poor Prognosis and Regulates Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis in Ovarian Carcinoma

Authors Cui Y, Shen G, Zhou D, Wu F

Received 11 August 2019

Accepted for publication 28 November 2019

Published 22 January 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 523—529


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Xueqiong Zhu

Ying Cui, Guihua Shen, Dan Zhou, Fengli Wu

Department of Gynecology, Beijing Hospital, National Center of Gerontology, Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing City 100730, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Ying Cui
Department of Gynecology, Beijing Hospital, National Center of Gerontology, Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, No. 1 Dahua Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing City 100730, People’s Republic of China
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Introduction: It is known that CASC11 can promote colorectal cancer. However, the function of CASC11 in ovarian carcinoma (OC) remains elusive.
Methods: In this study, we measured the expression levels of CASC11 and miR-182 in both OC and healthy control samples by performing qPCR. The interaction between CASC11 and miR-182 was analyzed by the overexpression experiment and qPCR. Cell apoptosis was analyzed by cell apoptosis assay, and the prognostic value of CASC11 for OC was analyzed by survival curve analysis.
Results: We found that CASC11 and microRNA-182 (miRNA-182) were upregulated in OC. Plasma CASC11 was upregulated in OC patients and predicted early-stage OC. Follow-up study revealed that high plasma levels of CASC11 were closely correlated with poor survival conditions of OC patients. CASC11 and miRNA-182 were positively correlated in OC. Overexpression of CASC11 mediated the upregulation of miRNA-182 in cells of OC cell lines, while miRNA-182 overexpression did not significantly affect CASC11 expression. Overexpression of CASC11 and miRNA-182 promoted cancer cell proliferation and inhibited cancer cell apoptosis.
Conclusion: Therefore, CASC11 overexpression predicts poor prognosis and CASC11 regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis as well as microRNA-182 expression in ovarian carcinoma.

Keywords: ovarian carcinoma, CASC11, miRNA-182, proliferation, apoptosis

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