Long Z and Wang Y. Technol Cancer Res Treat 2020.
Lung cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths around the world. Previous studies have shown that microRNAs have pivotal functions in tumorigenesis including lung cancer. It is reported that microRNA-195-5p acts as a tumor suppressor role in human cancers. However, the function and molecular mechanism of microRNA-195-5p in lung cancer progression is still unclear. In the present study, the results showed that the expression of microRNA-195-5p was downregulated both in lung cancer
tissues and in lung cancer cell lines. Enhanced expression of microRNA-195-5p inhibited cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in lung cancer cells. Furthermore, Forkhead box k1 was identified as the direct target of microRNA-195-5p. Forkhead box k1 overexpression could restore the repressed cell proliferation and metastasis caused by microRNA-195-5p overexpression. Our results demonstrated that a functional mechanism of microRNA-195-5p in regulating lung cancer. It indicates that microRNA-195-5p may regulate lung cancer growth and metastasis through the regulation of Forkhead box k1, highlighting the potential application for the treatment of lung cancer in the future.