J Cancer 2021; 12(21):6330-6343. doi:10.7150/jca.63128 This issue

Research Paper

Role of long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 00152 in pancreatic cancer glycolysis via the manipulation of the microRNA-185-5p/Krüppel-like factor 7 axis

Haifeng Li#1, Hao Shen#1, Peng Xie1, Zheng Zhang1, Lishan Wang2, Yang Yang2, Zeqian Yu2, Zhangjun Cheng2, Jiahua Zhou2✉

1. Department of Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School, Southeast University, 87 Dingjiaqiao Road, Nanjing, 210009, Jiangsu Province, China.
2. Department of Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery, Zhongda Hospital Southeast University, Nanjing, 210009, Jiangsu Province, China.
#These authors contributed equally to this work.

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Li H, Shen H, Xie P, Zhang Z, Wang L, Yang Y, Yu Z, Cheng Z, Zhou J. Role of long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 00152 in pancreatic cancer glycolysis via the manipulation of the microRNA-185-5p/Krüppel-like factor 7 axis. J Cancer 2021; 12(21):6330-6343. doi:10.7150/jca.63128. Available from https://www.jcancer.org/v12p6330.htm

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The current study set out to investigate the role of long intergenic non-protein coding RNA (LINC) 00152 in pancreatic cancer (PC) cell glycolysis with the microRNA (miR)-185-5p/Krüppel-like factor 7 (KLF7) axis. Firstly, PC tissues and cells as well as the control ones were collected from 53 PC patients, and assessed for LINC00152 expression patterns. Besides, PC cells with the most differentially expressed LINC00152 were selected for further experiments. When LINC00152 was silenced or overexpressed, PC cell glucose consumption, lactic acid production, adenosine triphosphate and levels of glycolysis-associated enzymes were detected. In addition, the binding relation between LINC00152 and miR-185-5p as well as the target relation between miR-185-5p and KLF7 was clarified and validated. Additionally, xenograft transplantation was performed to confirm the in vitro experiments. It was found that LINC00152 was over-expressed in PC, and it predicted a poor prognosis. Besides, LINC00152 knockdown inhibited PC cell glycolysis. Moreover, LINC00152 could specifically targeted miR-185-5p. Meanwhile, LINC00152 exhaustion blocked PC cell glycolysis through the up-regulation of miR-185-5p. Lastly, LINC00152 inhibition targeted miR-185-5p to quench KLF7, therefore suppressing PC cell tumorigenesis and glycolysis. Collectively, our findings indicated that silencing LINC00152 restricted PC cell glycolysis via promoting miR-185-5p and reducing KLF7.

Keywords: Pancreatic cancer, Long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 00152, microRNA-185-5p, KLF7, Glycolysis, Competing endogenous RNA, Subcellular localization