Clinical Potential of lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1 in Breast Cancer and Its Contribution to Cancer Progression

Mol Biotechnol. 2022 Jun;64(6):660-669. doi: 10.1007/s12033-022-00452-w. Epub 2022 Jan 22.


Breast cancer has become the most leading diagnosed tumor worldwide in 2020. In this study, the biomarker potential and influence on the cellular function of lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1 was investigated in breast cancer. Expression levels of lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1 in breast tissues and cells were detected by RT-qPCR. Association between lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1 level and clinical parameters was investigated by Chi-square analysis. The prognostic potential was assessed by Kaplan-Meier and multivariate Cox regression analysis. Knockdown of lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1 was subjected to study the effect on cell proliferation, invasion, and migration by CCK-8 and transwell assay. The bind between PPP1R26-AS1 and miR-1226-3p was investigated. LncRNA PPP1R26-AS1 was highly expressed in breast tissues and cell lines. This upregulation was correlated with pTNM, positive ER status, luminal B subtype, positive nodal status, and shorter overall survival in breast cancer patients. Significant decreases in proliferation, migration, and invasion activity were observed upon knockdown of lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1. lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1 could act as ceRNA to bind with miR-1226-3p in breast cancer. LncRNA PPP1R26-AS1, as oncogenic lncRNA, could provide a new perspective on the development of prognostic biomarkers and a new approach in tailoring the treatment personalized in breast cancer.

Keywords: Breast cancer; Cellular function; Prognosis; lncRNA PPP1R26-AS1.

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms* / genetics
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cell Movement / genetics
  • Cell Proliferation / genetics
  • Female
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs* / genetics
  • MicroRNAs* / metabolism
  • RNA, Long Noncoding* / genetics
  • RNA, Long Noncoding* / metabolism


  • MIRN1226 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs
  • RNA, Long Noncoding