Clinicopathological and prognostic significance of microRNA-107 and its relationship to DICER1 mRNA expression in gastric cancer

Article · March 2012with18 Reads
DOI: 10.3892/or.2012.1709 · Source: PubMed
microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate target gene expression. It is known that miRNA-107 (miR-107) promotes cancer invasion and metastasis. However, the relationship between clinicopathological factors and the prognostic significance of miR-107 for gastric cancer patients remains elusive. In this study, we evaluated the prognostic value of miR-107 using tissue samples from gastric cancer patients. Furthermore, the relationship between miR-107 and the mRNA levels of its target gene DICER1 was examined. The expression levels of miR-107 and DICER1 mRNA in tumor tissues and adjacent normal tissues of 161 gastric cancer patients were examined (TNM stage I, 29 patients; stage II, 31 patients; stage III, 51 patients and stage IV, 50 patients). miR-107 levels were measured by Taqman microRNA assays, and DICER1 mRNA levels were measured by the Taqman real-time RT-PCR method. In the analysis by real-time PCR-based miRNA arrays using pooled RNA samples from five gastric cancer patients, expression of miR-107, miR-21, miR-196a, miR-26b, miR-9, miR-142-3p, miR-30b, miR-150, miR-191 and miR-17 was found to be upregulation. The mean expression level of miR-107 was significantly higher in the tumor tissues compared to that of normal tissues. In the comparison of clinicopathological factors, miR-107 expression showed significant association with depth of tumor invasion, lymph node metastasis and stage. In Kaplan-Meier survival curve analysis, overall survival rates (OS) and disease-free survival rates (DFS) of patients with high miR-107 expression were significantly worse than those of patients with low miR-107 expression. In the Cox multivariate analysis, it was shown that miR-107 expression in gastric cancer tissues was an independent prognostic factor for OS and DFS. Significant inverse correlations were demonstrated between miR-107 and DICER1 mRNA. Our results indicate that miR-107 may be useful as an effective biomarker for prediction of a poor prognosis in gastric cancer patients.
    • MiR-217 was also found to regulate and be regulated by miR-30a-3p, which suppresses p53[30]. Previously, introduction of synthetic miR-107 suppressed growth of human non-small cell lung cancer cell lines[31]and high levels of miR-107 were associated with a better survival outcome in gastric cancer[32]. MiR-107 was found to target DICER1 and thereby regulate tumor invasion and metastasis (Fig. 3)[33].
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    • Moreover, GC patients with over-expression of miR-107[28][29][30], miR-143[40], miR-145[41,42], miR-181b/c[17,47,48,55,56], miR-196a/b[59], miR-20b[23,66], miR-23a/b[77][78][79], miR-34[17,47,48,55,56]and miR-630[100]and decreased expression of miR-1[111], miR-1207-5p[121], miR-125a-3p/-5p[24,[125][126][127], miR-185[140], miR-193b[60], miR-20a[111], miR-206[150,151], miR-215[142], miR-217[153], miR-27a[111], miR-29c[169], miR-34a[172,173], miR-423-5p[111], and miR-520d-3p[99]indicate advanced tumor stage or TNM stage. High levels of miR-107[28][29][30], miR-181b/c[17,47,48,55,56], miR-192[57], miR-196a/b[59], miR-20b[23,66], miR-21[68][69][70][71][72], miR-214[24,74], miR-23a/b[77][78][79], miR-25[26,27,80], miR-27a[23,81], miR-630[100], and miR-650[101]and decreased levels of Let-7g[24,109,110], miR-1207-5p[121], miR-125a-3p/-5p[24,[125][126][127]and miR-126[128][129][130], miR-146a[24,134], miR-148a[46,[135][136][137], miR-153[139], miR-218[154][155][156][157][158][159][160], miR-22[151,161], miR-27a[111], miR-29c[169], miR-335[171], miR-34a[172,173], miR-429[177], miR-433[24,86,109,110,174]and miR-520d-3p[99]are associated with invasion or LNM, as well as metastasis. Conversely, the tumor suppressors miR-125a and miR146a are significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis, indicating that they could be prognostic factors of overall survival[126,134].
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    • Moreover, the specific mechanisms behind Dicer downregulation in cancers were not entirely clear. Several mechanisms have been described as potential regulators of Dicer such as Dicer monoallelic loss [56, 57], downregulated by the transcription factors MITF and TAp63 and miR-103/107 [58, 59]. Furthermore, the latest data illustrated that Dicer expression could also be inhibited by hypoxia through an epigenetic regulation [60].
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: The role of Dicer in the prognosis of cancer patients remains controversial. This systematic review is attempted to assess the influence of Dicer as a prognostic predictor for survival in diverse types of cancers. Methods: Studies were selected as candidates if they published an independent evaluation of Dicer expression level together with the correlation with prognosis in cancers. Random-effect model was applied in this meta-analysis. Heterogeneity between studies was assessed by Q-statistic with P < 0.10 to be statistically significant. Publication bias was investigated using funnel plot and test with Begg's and Egger's test. P < 0.05 was regarded as statistically significant. Results: 24 of 44 articles revealed low Dicer status as a predictor of poor prognosis. The aggregate result of overall survival (OS) indicated that low Dicer expression level resulted in poor clinical outcomes, and subgroup of IHC and RT-PCR method both revealed the same result. Overall analysis of progression-free survival (PFS) showed the same result as OS, and both the two subgroups divided by laboratory method revealed positive results. Subgroup analysis by tumor types showed low dicer levels were associated with poor prognosis in ovarian cancer (HR = 1.93, 95% CI: 1.19-3.15), otorhinolaryngological tumors (HR = 2.39, 95% CI: 1.70-3.36), hematological malignancies (HR = 2.45, 95% CI: 1.69-3.56) and neuroblastoma (HR = 4.03, 95% CI: 1.91-8.50). Conclusion: Low Dicer status was associated with poor prognosis in ovarian cancer, otorhinolaryngological tumors and ematological malignancies. More homogeneous studies with high quality are needed to further confirm our conclusion and make Dicer a useful parameter in clinical application.
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