microRNA-877-5p exerts tumor-suppressive functions in prostate cancer through repressing transcription of forkhead box M1

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Bioengineered. 2021 Oct 15. doi: 10.1080/21655979.2021.1989969. Online ahead of print.


The study aimed to investigate the significant potential role of miR-877-5p in Prostate cancer. The expression levels of miR-877-5p and forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) mRNA were detected by qRT-PCR. The prognostic significance of miR-877-5p in prostate cancer was investigated using Kaplan Meier analysis. Then, Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and transwell assay were used to evaluate the effects of miR-877-5p on cell biological functions. The mechanism of miR-877-5p action on prostate cancer cells was investigated by luciferase activity assay with wide-type or mutation. miR-877-5p was lowly expressed both in prostate cancer tissues and cell lines compared with corresponding normal counterparts. Further, miR-877-5p was significantly correlated with Gleason score and TNM stage. Moreover, miR-877-5p may serve as an independent prognostic predictor. In addition, FOXM1 was checked as a direct target gene of miR-877-5p, and miR-877-5p can inhibit the expression of FOXM1 to restrain the growth, migration, and invasion abilities of prostate cancer cells. Taken together, miR-877-5p may act as a suppressor in prostate cancer and reduces cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion by targeting FOXM1. miR-877-5p may serve as the effective biomarkers and therapeutic target for treating prostate cancer patients.

PMID:34654353 | DOI:10.1080/21655979.2021.1989969