Back to Journals » Cancer Management and Research » Volume 13

miR-130a-Mediated KLF3 Can Inhibit the Growth of Lung Cancer Cells

Authors Wei MC, Wang YM, Wang DW

Received 26 October 2020

Accepted for publication 8 March 2021

Published 6 April 2021 Volume 2021:13 Pages 2995—3004


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 5

Editor who approved publication: Dr Eileen O'Reilly

Ming-Chao Wei,1 Yu-Min Wang,2 Da-Wei Wang3

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yantai Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical University, Shandong, People’s Republic of China; 2Binzhou Medical University, Shandong, People’s Republic of China; 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yantai Mountain Hospital, Shandong, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Da-Wei Wang
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yantai Mountain Hospital, Yantai, Shandong, 264001, People’s Republic of China
Tel +86-0535-6602183
Email [email protected]

Background: The role of microRNA (miR) in tumors has been reported in numerous articles. Previous studies have found that miR-130a is low expressed in lung cancer, but the related mechanism has not been fully elucidated. This study mainly explores the mechanism of miR-130a in lung cancer, so as to provide potential therapeutic targets for clinical applications.
Methods: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression of miR-130a and KLF3 in the tissues of lung cancer patients. The miR-130a-mimics and miR-130a-inhibit were constructed. Cell proliferation, invasion, migration and apoptosis were determined by CCK-8, transwell, scratch test and flow cytometry. Western Blot was used to determine the expression of KLF3 protein in cells, and the dual-luciferase reporter to determine the relationship between KLF3 and miR-130a.
Results: miR-130a shows low expression in NSCLC patients, while KLF3 shows high expression, exhibiting a negative correlation. The 5-year survival rate of patients with low miR-130a expression and high KLF3 expression was reduced. Cox regression analysis showed that miR-130a was an independent prognostic factor for NSCLC patients. The dual-luciferase reporter revealed that miR-130a bound to KLF3 in a targeted manner, and cell experiments showed that miR-130a could inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells by regulating the expression of KLF3.
Conclusion: miR-130a shows low expression in lung cancer and predicts a poor prognosis. In addition, up-regulation of miR-130a can down-regulate KLF3 and inhibit the growth of lung cancer.

Keywords: miR-130a, KLF3, lung cancer, prognosis

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]