Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 182, Issue 4, pp 621–627 | Cite as

Tumor suppressive miR-509-5p contributes to cell migration, proliferation and antiapoptosis in renal cell carcinoma

  • W. -B. Zhang
  • Z. -Q. Pan
  • Q. -S. Yang
  • X. -M. ZhengEmail author
Original Article



The aim of this study was to determine the expression and function of miR-509-5p in renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Materials and methods

In this research, we have conducted quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assay to determine the expression level of miR-509-5p in tissues and plasma from renal cell carcinoma patients. We preformed in vitro migration scratch assay, flow cytometry analysis and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay to determine the exact function of miR-509-5p.


We evaluated the expression level of miR-509-5p in RCC tissues and paired adjacent normal tissues from 42 patients and found that miR-509-5p expression in 42 RCC specimens was significantly down-regulated compared to that in adjacent normal tissue. Furthermore, the level of miR-509-5p in RCC patients’ plasma was significantly lower than that in control plasma. In addition, the overexpression of miR-509-5p suppressed the proliferation of RCC cell (786-0), induced cell apoptosis and inhibited cell migration in vitro.


In this study, we have shown that miR-509-5p played an important role in RCC by inhibiting cell proliferation and migration and by promoting cell apoptosis. In addition, miR-509-5p expression was significantly lower in RCC patient plasma compared to that in normal individuals.


miR-509-5p Renal cell carcinoma MicroRNA Kidney cancer Apoptosis Migration 



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei (No. 2011cdb513).

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. -B. Zhang
    • 1
  • Z. -Q. Pan
    • 2
  • Q. -S. Yang
    • 2
  • X. -M. Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of UrologyZhongnan Hospital, Wuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of EmergencyZhongnan Hospital, Wuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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