标题：miR-202 Suppresses Cell Proliferation by Targeting FOXR2 in Endometrial Adenocarcinoma
作者：Deng, Xinchao; Hou, Congzhe; Liang, Zhen; Wang, Huali; Zhu, Lin; Xu, Hui
作者机构：[Deng, Xinchao; Hou, Congzhe; Liang, Zhen; Wang, Huali; Zhu, Lin; Xu, Hui] Shandong Univ, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Hosp 2, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peopl 更多
通讯作者地址：[Xu, H]Shandong Univ, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Hosp 2, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.
摘要：Background. MicroRNA-202 (miR-202) has been reported to be aberrantly regulated in several cancers. The aim of this study is to explore the functional role of miR-202 in EAC tumor growth. Material and Methods. miR-202 expression was detected by qRT-PCR. TargetScan and luciferase reporter assay were used to elucidate the candidate target gene of miR-202. The FOXR2 protein level was assessed by Western blot and immunohistochemistry. Survival analysis was explored for FOXR2 expression in EAC patients. Results. miR-202 expression was significantly decreased in EAC tissues (P < 0 01) compared with that in control tissues. And the downregulate miR-202 was significantly associated with poor prognosis (P < 0 01). Re-expression of miR-202 dramatically suppressed cell proliferation in vitro and tumor growth in vivo. FOXR2 was identified as a direct target of miR-202. In EAC tissues, FOXR2 was upregulated and the increased FOXR2 was significantly associated with poor prognosis. In miR202-transfected cells, the FOXR2 expression was inversely changed. The analysis of FOXR2 protein expression and miR-202 transcription in EAC tissues showed negative correlation (R = -0 429). Conclusion. miR-202 may function as a tumor suppressor in EAC tumor growth by targeting FOXR2 oncogene, which may provide new insights into the molecular mechanism and new targets for treatment of EAC.