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MicroRNA-365 targets multiple oncogenes to inhibit proliferation, invasion, and self-renewal of aggressive endometrial cancer cells

Authors Wang C, Su K, Zhang Y, Zhang W, Chu D, Zhao Q, Guo R

Received 21 May 2018

Accepted for publication 1 July 2018

Published 30 October 2018 Volume 2018:10 Pages 5171—5185


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Kenan Onel

Chunfang Wang, Ke Su, Yanyan Zhang, Weiwei Zhang, Danxia Chu, Qian Zhao, Ruixia Guo

Department of Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, China

Background: MicroRNA-365 (miR-365) has been reported to be a tumor suppressor miRNA. However, the role of miR-365 in progression of endometrial cancer (EC) has not been explored, in this study, we have found that re-expression of miRNA-365 inhibits cell proliferation, causes apoptosis and senescence.
Materials and methods: Overexpression of miR-365 attenuated cell migration and invasion, inhibited sphere-forming capacity, and enhanced the chemosensitivity to paclitaxel. In silico prediction tools identified the potential targets of miR-365.
Results: We identified EZH2 and FOS as targets of miR-365 and found that downregulating these genes imitated the tumor suppressive effect of miR-365. The outcomes of the study suggested that a reverse correlation existed between low miR-365 and overexpression of FOS and EZH2 in EC tissue specimens.
Conclusion: The study concludes that miR-365 acts as an important tumor suppressor and contributes by suppressing cell invasiveness, proliferation, and self-renewal in cancer cell lines by regulating multiple oncogenes. We establish that miR-365-EZH2/FOS pathway is an important target for treating EC.

Keywords: microRNA-365, endometrial cancer, paclitaxel, EZH2, FOS

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