Accumulating studies have shown that the dysregulation of microRNAs is related to the carcinogenesis and development of gastric cancer (GC), and the role of miR-635 in GC remains largely unknown. miR-635 and Kinesin Family Member C1 (KIFC1) mRNA expression in GC tissues and paracancerous tissues and cells were detected by quantitative real-time PCR. KIFC1 protein expression in GC tissues and paracancerous normal tissues and cells was detected by immunohistochemistry and western blot. Cell proliferation was monitored by Cell Counting Kit-8 assay and 5-bromo-2′-deoxyuridine assay. Transwell assay was employed to detect the migration and invasion of GC cells. The dual-luciferase reporter gene assay was adopted to detect the targeting relationship between miR-635 and KIFC1. Compared with paracancerous tissues, miR-635 expression was remarkably decreased in GC tissues; conversely, KIFC1 expression was significantly increased. Compared with human normal gastric epithelial cell GSE-1, miR-635 expression was markedly decreased in GC cell lines. Meanwhile, KIFC1 expression was significantly increased, and the Kaplan-Meier Plotter database showed that its high expression was remarkably associated with poor prognosis. Additionally, miR-635 can negatively regulate KIFC1. miR-635 can target KIFC1 to inhibit proliferation, migration and invasion of GC cells. Collectively, miR-635 is lowly expressed in GC, and it inhibits proliferation, migration and invasion of GC cells via regulating KIFC1.
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Contributors F-YC and Y-BZ conceived and designed the experiments, F-YC, CY, S-YH and X-BH performed the experiments, S-YH carried out the statistical analysis, F-YC and S-LT wrote the paper. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Ethics approval Our study was approved by the ethics review board of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University (approval number: 2017F014).
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data availability statement Data are available upon reasonable request. The data used to support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon request.
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