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Supplementary Table 3 from miRNA-141, Downregulated in Pancreatic Cancer, Inhibits Cell Proliferation and Invasion by Directly Targeting MAP4K4

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posted on 2023-04-03, 14:10 authored by Gang Zhao, Bo Wang, Yang Liu, Jun-gang Zhang, Shi-chang Deng, Qi Qin, Kui Tian, Xiang Li, Shuai Zhu, Yi Niu, Qiong Gong, Chun-you Wang

PDF - 60KB, Immunohistochemical staining analysis shows different expressions of MAP4K4 in pancreatic cancer tissues and their adjacent noncancerous tissues.



miRNAs are associated with various types of cancer due to their ability to affect expression of genes that modulate tumorigenesis. In this study, we explored the role of miR-141 in pancreatic cancer. The analysis of clinical characteristics showed that miR-141 was significantly downregulated in tissues and cell lines of pancreatic cancer. Moreover, the decreased miR-141 level was significantly associated with tumor size and TNM stage, as well as lymph node and distant metastasis. Meanwhile, both Kaplan–Meier and multivariate survival analysis showed decreased miR-141 were associated with overall survival. Overexpression of miR-141 in pancreatic cancer cells inhibited cell proliferation, clonogenicity, and invasion; induced G1 arrest and apoptosis; and enhanced chemosensitivity. To understand how miR-141 mediates the phenotype of pancreatic cancer cells, a bioinformatics tool was used to identify MAP4K4 as a potential target of miR-141. The Dual-Luciferase reporter gene assay showed that miR-141 binds directly to the 3′-untranslated region (3′UTR) of MAP4K4 to inhibit MAP4K4 expression. Western blot and quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analyses revealed that MAP4K4 expression was inversely correlated with miR-141 expression both in pancreatic cancer samples and cell lines. Knockdown of MAP4K4 inhibited cell proliferation, clonogenicity, and invasion, induced G1 arrest and apoptosis, and enhanced chemosensitivity. In a nude mouse xenograft model, both overexpression of miR-141 and knockdown of MAP4K4 significantly repressed pancreatic cancer cell growth. Therefore, we conclude that miR-141 targets MAP4K4, acts as a tumor suppressor in pancreatic cancer cells, and may serve as a novel therapeutic agent for miRNA-based pancreatic cancer therapy. Mol Cancer Ther; 12(11); 2569–80. ©2013 AACR.

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