Overexpression of miR-145-5p Inhibits Proliferation of Prostate Cancer Cells and Reduces SOX2 Expression

Ozen M., Karatas O. F., Gulluoglu S., Bayrak O. F., Sevli S., Guzel E., ...More

CANCER INVESTIGATION, vol.33, no.6, pp.251-258, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/07357907.2015.1025407
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-258
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We aimed to perform functional analysis of miR-145-5p in prostate cancer (PCa) cells and to identify targets of miR-145-5p for understanding its role in PCa pathogenesis. PC3, DU145, LNCaP PCa, and PNT1a nontumorigenic prostate cell lines were utilized for functional analysis of miR-145-5p. Its overexpression caused inhibition of proliferation through apoptosis and reduced migration in PCa cells. SOX2 expression was significantly decreased in both mRNA and protein level in miR-145-5p-overexpressed PCa cells. We proposed that miR-145-5p, being an important regulator of SOX2, carries a crucial role in PCa tumorigenesis.