Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research

Call: 1.631.470.9640
Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research

12 July 2018 : Meta-Analysis  

Expression of microRNA-99a-3p in Prostate Cancer Based on Bioinformatics Data and Meta-Analysis of a Literature Review of 965 Cases

Hai-biao Yan1ABCDEF, Yu Zhang2C, Jie-mei Cen2B, Xiao Wang3B, Bin-liang Gan2B, Jia-cheng Huang2B, Jia-yi Li2F, Qian-hui Song2D, Sheng-hua Li1G*, Gang Chen2ACEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.908057

Med Sci Monit 2018; 24: MTA4807-4822


BACKGROUND: microRNAs (miRNAs) have a role as biomarkers in human cancer. The aim of this study was to use bioinformatics data, and review of cases identified from the literature, to investigate the role of microRNA-99a-3p (miR-99a-3p) in prostate cancer, including the identification of its target genes and signaling pathways.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Meta-analysis from a literature review included 965 cases of prostate cancer. Bioinformatics databases interrogated for miR-99a-3p in prostate cancer included The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), and ArrayExpress. Twelve computational predictive algorithms were developed to integrate miR-99a-3p target gene prediction data. Bioinformatics analysis data from Gene Ontology (GO), the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG), and protein-protein interaction (PPI) network analysis were used investigate the possible pathways and target genes for miR-99a-3p in prostate cancer.

RESULTS: TCGA data showed that miR-99a was down-regulated in prostate cancer when compared with normal prostate tissue. Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve area under the curve (AUC) for miR-99a-3p was 0.660 (95% CI, 0.587–0.732) or a moderate level of discriminations. Pathway analysis showed that miR-99a-3p was associated with the Wnt and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling pathways. The PPP3CA and HYOU1 genes, selected from the PPI network, were highly expressed in prostate cancer tissue compared with normal prostate tissue, and negatively correlated with the expression of miR-99a-3p.

CONCLUSIONS: In prostate cancer, miR-99a-3p expression was associated with the Wnt and VEGF signaling pathways, which might inhibit the expression of PPP3CA or HYOU1.

Keywords: Afferent Pathways, Prostatic Neoplasms


Most Viewed Current Articles

13 Apr 2020 : Original article  

Outcome of 24 Weeks of Combined Schroth and Pilates Exercises on Cobb Angle, Angle of Trunk Rotation, Chest...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.920449

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2020; 26:e920449

11 May 2020 : Original article  

Analysis of Psychological and Sleep Status and Exercise Rehabilitation of Front-Line Clinical Staff in the ...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.924085

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2020; 26:e924085

05 Jan 2021 : Review article  

A Southeast Asian Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Hemoglobin E (HbE)-Trait Confers Resistance Against...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.929207

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2021; 27:e929207

10 Aug 2020 : Clinical Research  

Effects of Cognitive Task Training on Dynamic Balance and Gait of Patients with Stroke: A Preliminary Rando...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.925264

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2020; 26:e925264

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor Basic Research eISSN: 2325-4416
Medical Science Monitor Basic Research eISSN: 2325-4416