miR-17 as a diagnostic biomarker regulates cell proliferation in breast cancer
Authors Yang F, Li Y, Xu L, Zhu Y, Gao H, Zhen L, Fang L
Received 15 November 2016
Accepted for publication 3 January 2017
Published 27 January 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 543—550
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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Ingrid Espinoza
Fangliang Yang,1,2 Yuan Li,1 Lingyun Xu,1 Yulan Zhu,1 Haiyan Gao,1 Lin Zhen,1 Lin Fang2
1Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Changzhou No 2 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Changzhou, 2Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Shanghai No 10 People’s Hospital, Clinical College of Nanjing Medical University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to be involved in the initiation and progression of cancers in the literature. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the clinicopathological role of miR-17 in breast cancer.
Materials and methods: The expression of miR-17 was measured in 132 breast cancer tissues and paired adjacent normal tissues by using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The association between miR-17 expression levels and clinicopathological parameters was also analyzed. 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide and flow cytometry assays were used to investigate the role of miR-17 in the regulation of breast cancer cells.
Results: The expression of miR-17 was remarkably increased in breast cancer tissues and cell lines. Clinical association analysis revealed that a high expression of miR-17 was prominently associated with poor survival time in breast cancer. Overexpression of miR-17 promoted cell proliferation and induced tumor growth.
Conclusion: Our findings clarified that the upregulation of miR-17 played a vital role in breast cancer progression and suggested that miR-17 could be used as a prognostic biomarker for breast cancer.
Keywords: miR-17, breast cancer, biomarker, cell proliferation
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