Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 13 pp 17499—17515
Downregulation of LINC00665 suppresses the progression of lung adenocarcinoma via regulating miR-181c-5p/ZIC2 axis
- 1 Department of Lung Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin’s Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Tianjin Lung Cancer Center, Tianjin 300060, China
- 2 Department of Molecule Imaging and Nuclear Medicine in Diagnosis and Treatment, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin’s Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Tianjin Lung Cancer Center, Tianjin 300060, China
Received: March 4, 2021 Accepted: May 31, 2021 Published: July 7, 2021https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.203240
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Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) LINC00665 was demonstrated to be upregulated in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) and target miR-181c-5p. ZIC2, which is upregulated in LUAD, serves as a putative target of miR-181c-5p. In this study, we aimed to reveal whether LINC00665 regulates miR-181c-5p/ZIC2 axis to promote LUAD progression. The results showed that LINC00665, HOXA1, ZIC2, and HOXA11 levels were increased in LUAD tissues, while miR-181c-5p level was decreased when compared to the adjacent normal tissues. High expression levels of LINC00665, ZIC2, HOXA1 and HOXA11, and low expression of miR-181c-5p were closely linked to poor prognosis of LUAD patients. Knockdown of LINC00665 induced obvious inhibitions in cell viability, clone formation, invasion and tumorigenesis in LUAD cells, whereas miR-181c-5p downregulation significantly neutralized these effects. In addition, downregulation of ZIC2 obviously reversed the enhancements of cell viability, clone formation, invasion and tumorigenesis induced by miR-181c-5p knockdown. In summary, the present study reveals that silencing of LINC00665 suppresses LUAD progression through targeting miR-181c-5p/ZIC2 axis.