LncRNA FGF14-AS2 represses growth of prostate carcinoma cells via modulating miR-96-5p/AJAP1 axis

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J Clin Lab Anal. 2021 Oct 16:e24012. doi: 10.1002/jcla.24012. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVE: This investigation devoted to lncRNA FGF14 antisense RNA 2 (FGF14-AS2) in prostate carcinoma progression.

METHODS: The levels of lncRNA FGF14-AS2, miR-96-5p, and Adherens junction-associated protein-1 (AJAP1) in prostate carcinoma were tested by Western blot and qRT-PCR. How these two genes interacted was confirmed by RNA immunoprecipitation and dualluciferase gene methods. The effect of FGF14-AS2/miR-96-5p/AJAP1 axis in prostate carcinoma progression was determined by MTT, Transwell, and nude mice tumor model.

RESULTS: FGF14-AS2 was a downregulated lncRNA in prostate carcinoma tissue and cells. FGF14-AS2 could restrain miR-96-5p expression while miR-96-5p hampered AJAP1. FGF14-AS2 could effectively decrease the biological behaviors of prostate carcinoma cells, while knock-down of FGF14-AS2 triggered opposite results. Moreover, miR-96-5p mimic presented a cancer promoter role in prostate carcinoma cells. AJAP1 expression level could affect levels of proteins related to epithelial-mesenchymal transition. In vivo experiment suggested that overexpressing FGF14-AS2 could reverse the promotion of silenced AJAP1 on prostate carcinoma cell metastasis, thus to inhibit tumor growth.

CONCLUSION: lncRNA FGF14-AS2 was a downregulated lncRNA in prostate carcinoma and influenced cell proliferation and metastasis. The influence relied on modulating miR-96-5p and its target gene AJAP1.

PMID:34655124 | DOI:10.1002/jcla.24012