J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2019 Sep-Oct;33(5):1377-1385. doi: 10.23812/19-146-A.

Dysregulation of miR-195-5p/-218-5p/BIRC5 axis predicts a poor prognosis in patients with gastric cancer.

Zou J#1, Liao X#2, Zhang J1, Wang L1.

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1 Department of Gastroenterology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai, China.
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Baoan Central Hospital of Shenzhen, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
# Contributed equally


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) function by negatively regulating their target genes. Aberrant expression of baculoviral IAP repeat containing 5 (BIRC5) is associated with the tumor growth and metastasis, however, the clinical significance of miRNAs/BIRC5 axis in gastric cancer (GC) remains unknown. The association of BIRC5 or miR-195-5p/-218-5p expression levels with the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis in patients with GC was analysed by using a tissue microarray and TCGA dataset. Pearson correlation analysis was used for analysing the correlation of BIRC5 with miR-195-5p/-218-5p expression in GC tissues. Cox proportional hazard regression model was conducted to assess whether BIRC5 or miR-195-5p/-218-5p was an independent prognostic factor in patients with GC. We found that BIRC5 expression levels were increased in GC tissues as compared with the adjacent normal tissues, and acted as an independent prognostic factor of tumor recurrence in patients with GC. Increased expression of BIRC5 was traceable to the dysregulation of miR-195-5p/-218-5p rather than its genetic and epigenetic alterations in GC tissues. MiR-195-5p/-218-5p displayed a negative correlation with BIRC5 expression, and acted as independent prognostic factors of poor prognosis in patients with GC. In conclusion, dysregulation of miR-195-5p/-218-5p/BIRC5 axis predicts a poor prognosis in patients with gastric cancer.


BIRC5, gastric cancer, miR-195-5p, miR-218-5p, recurrence, survival

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  • Journal Article

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