PubMed | Quzhou Peoples Hospital Quzhou 324000
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental pathology | Year: 2016
microRNAs (miRNAs) play essential roles in many tumors, including renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and functional role of miR-29b in RCC and to identify its target genes.We determined the expression of miR-29b in clear cell RCC (ccRCC) tissues and RCC cell lines (786-O, A498, and SN12-PM6) using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). The associations between miR-29b expression and clinical pathological parameters and prognosis were explored. Besides, the role of miR-29b in the SN12-PM6 cells proliferation, apoptosis, cycle, and invasion were investigated after transduction with lentivirus vectors. The kines in family member 1B (KIF1B), possible miR-29b target genes, were predicted using bioinformatics approaches, as well as the role in the pathogenesis of RCC.Elevated expression of miR-29b was found in both tumor tissues and cell lines. High expression of miR-29b was significantly associated with tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage (P = 0.026) and the overall survival (P = 0.009) in the ccRCC. Inhibition of miR-29b expression could promote apoptosis, and inhibit proliferation and invasion ability in SN12-PM6 cells. Also, we confirmed that miR-29b could directly regulate the expression of KIF1B at the post transcriptional level.These data suggest that miR-29b acts as an oncomiR, promoting proliferation and invasion ability through KIF1B suppression, and it might be a potential marker for prognosis of RCC.