Li L.,Tianjin Medical University |
Li L.,Hospital Henan Province |
He L.,Tianjin Medical University |
Zhao J.-L.,Tianjin Medical University |
And 4 more authors.
Journal of Cellular Biochemistry | Year: 2015
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that participate in the regulation of gene expression. Although many studies have demonstrated the involvement of miR-17-5p in different cancers, little is known to its function in ovarian cancer. In this study, we demonstrated that overexpression of miR-17-5p was able to enhance cell proliferation by promoting G1/S transition of the cell cycle and suppressing apoptosis in ES-2 and OVCAR3 cell lines, whereas inhibition of miR-17-5p yielded the reverse phenotype. YES1 was identified as a novel target gene of miR-17-5p. Moreover, miR-17-5p was found to directly bind to the 3′UTR of YES1 mRNA and up-regulated its expression. Furthermore, knockdown of YES1 led to the suppression of proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest in ES-2 and OVCAR3 cells. Ectopic expression of YES1 was able to reverse the effects of miR-17-5p inhibition. Collectively, our results indicated that miR-17-5p might play a role in human ovarian cancer by up-regulating YES1 expression. J. Cell. Biochem. 116: 1050-1059, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.