J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2021 Feb 5;35(1). doi: 10.23812/20-695-A. [Epub ahead of print]


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MicroRNA-1274a serves as a prognostic biomarker in patients with osteosarcoma and is involved in tumor progression via targeting ADAM9

Feng XT1, Wang C1, Zhang FJ2, Wu XQ3, Zhang Z2.

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1  Department of Joint Orthopaedics, Weifang Traditional Chinese Hospital, Weifang, Shandong, China.
2  Department of Joint Surgery, Weifang People’s Hospital, Weifang, Shandong, China.
3  School of Public Health, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, Shandong, China.


Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most frequent primary malignancy in bone, and commonly occurs in children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to assess the aberrant expression of miR-1274a in OS patients, and to evaluate the role of miR-1274a as a prognostic biomarker and tumor suppressor in OS progression. miR-1274a expression was estimated using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression analysis were used to evaluate the prognostic value of miR-1274a in OS. Gain- and loss-of-function in vitro experiments were used to explore the functional role of miR-1274a in OS progression. A target gene of miR-1274a was analyzed using a dual-luciferase reporter assay. miR-1274a expression was decreased in OS tissues and associated with distant metastasis and clinical stages in OS patients. Low miR-1274a could predict poor overall survival and disease-free survival in OS. The overexpression of miR-1274a could inhibit OS cell proliferation, migration and invasion. Additionally, ADAM9 was demonstrated to serve as a direct target of miR-1274a in OS cells. In conclusion, reduced miR-1274a predicts poor prognosis and serves as a potential tumor suppressor in OS. ADAM9 is a target of miR-1274a, which may mediate the functional role of miR-1274a in OS progression.


ADAM9, MicroRNA-1274a, migration, osteosarcoma, prognosis, proliferation

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