LncRNA HMlincRNA717 is down-regulated in non-small cell lung cancer and associated with poor prognosis

Xiao Xie, Hong-Tao Liu, Ju Mei, Fang-Bao Ding, Hai-Bo Xiao, Feng-Qing Hu, Rui Hu, Ming-Song Wang
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology 2014, 7 (12): 8881-6

INTRODUCTION: Long non coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged recently as major players in tumor biology and may be used for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and potential therapeutic targets. The lncRNA HMlincRNA717, a newly identified lncRNA, was demonstrated to be down-regulated in gastric cancer. However, little is known about its role in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

METHODS: Expression of lncRNA HMlincRNA717 in tumor and their matched non-tumor tissues was determined by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) in NSCLC patients. Then, we analyzed the potential relationship between lncRNA HMlincRNA717 expression levels in tumor tissues and clinicopathological features of NSCLC, and clinical outcome.

RESULTS: lncRNA HMlincRNA717 expression level was significantly decreased in NSCLC tissues in comparison to adjacent non-tumor tissues. It was also proved that HMlincRNA717 expression was to be associated with NSCLC histological grade, and lymph node metastasis. In addition, survival analysis proved that down-regulated HMlincRNA717 expression was associated with poor overall survival of NSCLC patients. Multivariate survival analysis also proved that HMlincRNA717 was an independent prognostic factor for NSCLC patients.

CONCLUSIONS: The present study showed the down-regulation of HMlincRNA717 and its association with tumor progression in human NSCLC. It also provided that HMlincRNA717 expression was an independent prognostic factor for patients with NSCLC, which might be a potential prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target for NSCLC.

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