NEAT1 regulates pancreatic cancer cell growth, invasion and migration though mircroRNA-335-5p/c-met axis

Am J Cancer Res. 2016 Oct 1;6(10):2361-2374. eCollection 2016.


NEAT1 has been reported to affect cancer progression, which was subsequently confirmed in multiple cancers. Hsa-miRNA-335-5p (miR-335-5p) has recently been identified as an anticancer agent in various organs. However, the relationship between NEAT1 and miR-335-5p remains poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the effects of NEAT1 and miR-335-5p on development of pancreatic cancer. The ectopic expression of miR-335-5p in pancreatic cancer cell lines significantly suppressed cell growth by inhibiting c-met. In addition, downregulating NEAT1 upregulates miR-335-5p. Taken together, our results demonstrate that the NEAT1/miR-335-5p/c-met axis plays a pivotal role in pancreatic cancer by regulating the proliferation, metastasis, and apoptosis of pancreatic cancer cells in vivo and in vitro.

Keywords: NEAT1; Pancreatic cancer; c-met; mircroRNA-335-5p.