MicroRNA-325 Is a Potential Biomarker and Tumor Regulator in Human Bladder Cancer

Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Jan 1:17:1533033818790536. doi: 10.1177/1533033818790536.


Purpose: We evaluated whether human microRNA-325 may be a potential biomarker and tumor regulator in bladder cancer.

Methods: Human microRNA-325 expression was probed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in both in vitro bladder cancer cell lines and in vivo bladder carcinoma tissues retrieved from patients with cancer. The prognostic potential of human microRNA-325 in predicting postoperative overall survival of patients with bladder cancer was estimated. Endogenous human microRNA-325 was overexpressed by lentiviral transduction in bladder cancer cell lines, T24 and 5637 cells. The tumor regulatory effects of human microRNA-325 upregulation on T24 and 5637 cells were evaluated both in vitro and in vivo.

Results: Human microRNA-325 was aberrantly downregulated in both bladder cell lines and human bladder carcinomas. Lowly expressed human microRNA-325 in bladder carcinoma was closely associated with poor postoperative overall survival of patients with cancer. In T24 and 5637 cells, virally transduced cells had markedly upregulated human microRNA-325 expressions. Biochemical assays demonstrated that human microRNA-325 upregulation in bladder cancer had tumor-suppressive functions by decreasing cancer proliferation, cisplatin chemoresistance, and cancer migration in vitro and hindering transplantation growth in vivo and cell cycle transition.

Conclusion: Human microRNA-325 is lowly expressed and may serve as a potential prognostic biomarker in human bladder cancer. After further validation, human microRNA-325 may be a novel therapeutic target for suppressing carcinoma in patients with bladder cancer.

Keywords: bladder cancer; cisplatin; miR-325; overall survival; prognosis; proliferation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics*
  • Carcinoma / drug therapy
  • Carcinoma / genetics
  • Carcinoma / pathology
  • Cell Cycle / drug effects
  • Cell Cycle / genetics
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cell Proliferation / drug effects
  • Cell Proliferation / genetics
  • Cisplatin / pharmacology
  • Down-Regulation / drug effects
  • Down-Regulation / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic / drug effects
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic / genetics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mice, Nude
  • MicroRNAs / genetics*
  • Prognosis
  • Up-Regulation / drug effects
  • Up-Regulation / genetics
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology


  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • MIRN325 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs
  • Cisplatin