Tumor Biology

, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 12339–12344 | Cite as

MiR-25 promotes ovarian cancer proliferation and motility by targeting LATS2

  • Shujun Feng
  • Wenjing Pan
  • Ye Jin
  • Jianhua ZhengEmail author
Research Article


Ovarian cancer (OC) is a major cancer-related mortality among women. Recent studies suggest that many microRNAs (miRNAs) were dysregulated and involved in tumorigenesis of OC. The present study investigated the role of miR-25 in the development and progression of OC. The expression of miR-25 was increased in OC tissues and cell lines. Inhibition of miR-25 remarkably suppressed proliferation, migration, and invasion of OC cells. Large tumor suppressor 2 (LATS2), a tumor suppressor, was confirmed to be a direct target of miR-25 in OC cells. Moreover, restoration of LATS2 significantly attenuated the oncogenic effects of miR-25. Together, our data suggest an oncogenic role of miR-25 in OC and a potentially novel diagnostic and therapeutic target for OC treatment.


Ovarian cancer MiR-25 Proliferation Migration Invasion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shujun Feng
    • 1
  • Wenjing Pan
    • 1
  • Ye Jin
    • 1
  • Jianhua Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyThe Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical UniversityHarbinChina

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