A novel role for microRNA-129-5p in inhibiting ovarian cancer cell proliferation and survival via direct suppression of transcriptional co-activators YAP and TAZ
Emerging evidence shows that dysregulated expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) were closely linked with disease progression, including cancers. However, the joint predictive power of miRNAs and lncRNAs in prognosis for ovarian cancer (OV) patients with wild-type BRCA1/2 is as yet unknown. In this study, we sought to assess the joint predictive power of miRNAs and lncRNAs by integrating miRNA and lncRNA expression profiles and clinical data of 281 OV patients with wild-type BRCA1/2 from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project. Finally, we identified an integrated miRNA-lncRNA signature composing of two lncRNAs (LINC01234 and CCDC144NL-AS1) and two miRNAs (miR-637 and miR-129-5p) which can effectively classify OV patients with wild-type BRCA1/2 into groups with the good and poor outcome. The prognostic value of the integrated miRNA-lncRNA signature was validated in the testing cohort and entire TCGA cohort. Multivariate analysis demonstrated the independence of the integrated miRNA-lncRNA signature of known other clinical factors. Further analysis suggested that patients who were in the low-risk group based on the signature achieved a better CR from platinum-based chemotherapy compared with patients in the high-risk group. Our results indicated that this integrated miRNA-lncRNA signature may have important clinical implications for risk stratification of ovarian cancer patients with wild-type BRCA1/2.