Tumor-suppressive microRNA-218 inhibits cancer cell migration and invasion via targeting of LASP1 in prostate cancer.
Bottom Line: Our recent studies of the microRNA (miRNA) expression signature in prostate cancer (PCa) indicated that miRNA-218 (miR-218) was significantly downregulated in clinical specimens, suggesting that miR-218 might act as a tumor-suppressive miRNA in PCa.LASP1 is a cytoskeletal scaffold protein that plays critical roles in cytoskeletal organization and cell migration.Our data on pathways regulated by tumor-suppressive miR-218 provide new insight into the potential mechanisms of PCa oncogenesis and metastasis.
Affiliation: Department of Functional Genomics, Chiba, Japan; Department of Urology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The XTT assay demonstrated that cell proliferation was not inhibited in miR-218 transfectants in comparison with the mock or miR-control transfectant cells (Fig. 2a).
Affiliation: Department of Functional Genomics, Chiba, Japan; Department of Urology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan.