Oncology research

MicroRNA-598 Inhibits Cell Proliferation and Invasion of Glioblastoma by Directly Targeting Metastasis Associated in Colon Cancer-1 (MACC1).

PMID 29444745


The dysregulation of microRNA (miRNA) expression is closely related with tumorigenesis and tumor development in glioblastoma (GBM). In this study, we found that miRNA-598 (miR-598) expression was significantly downregulated in GBM tissues and cell lines. Restoring miR-598 expression inhibited cell proliferation and invasion in GBM. Moreover, we validated that metastasis associated in colon cancer-1 (MACC1) is a novel target of miR-598 in GBM. Restoring MACC1 expression reversed the inhibitory effects of miR-598 overexpression on GBM cells. In addition, miR-598 overexpression suppressed Met/AKT pathway activation in GBM. Our results provided compelling evidence that miR-598 serves tumor-suppressive roles in GBM and that its antioncogenic effects are mediated chiefly through the direct suppression of MACC1 expression and regulation of the Met/AKT signaling pathway. Therefore, miR-598 is a potential target in the treatment of GBM.