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Cancer Med. 2019 Apr 23. doi: 10.1002/cam4.2171. [Epub ahead of print]

An integrated analysis reveals the oncogenic function of lncRNA LINC00511 in human ovarian cancer.

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1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, P.R China.
2
Department of Gynecology, Yantaishan Hospital, Yantai, Shandong, P.R China.
3
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, P.R China.
4
Department of Spine, Yantaishan Hospital, Yantai, Shandong, P.R China.

Abstract

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common female reproductive system malignancies worldwide. Recently, the aberrant long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) expression has been identified in multiple cancers. Emerging evidence has highlighted the critical roles of lncRNAs in carcinogenesis and tumor progression, including ovarian cancer. The objective of this study is to comprehensively analyze lncRNAs expression pattern, and explore their clinical significance and underlying mechanism in human ovarian cancer. In this study, we found hundreds of dysregulated lncRNAs in ovarian cancer by performing genome-wide analysis using RNA sequencing data from Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, and three microarray datasets from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). Moreover, our results revealed that up- or down-regulation of some lncRNAs expression in ovarian cancer is accompanied by their genomic loci copy number amplification or deletion. Importantly, some lncRNAs expression levels are significantly associated with ovarian cancer patients' poor prognosis. Further experimental validation and mechanistic investigation indicate that LINC00511 exerts oncogenic function in ovarian cancer cells through interacting with EZH2 and repressing P21 expression. Taken together, the findings in the current study may provide a useful resource of novel ovarian cancer associated lncRNAs and potential diagnostic biomarker and therapeutic targets for ovarian cancer.

KEYWORDS:

EZH2; LINC00511; P21; long noncoding RNA; ovarian cancer

PMID:
31016892
DOI:
10.1002/cam4.2171
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