Muscle-invasive or metastatic bladder cancer (BCa) has a very poor prognosis; however, its mechanisms remain largely unknown. Previous studies have discovered multiple microRNAs (miRs) that are involved in BCa progression and regarded as potential biomarkers or therapeutic targets. In this study, we demonstrated that miR-92b could uniquely promote cell migration and invasion of BCa cells, but had no effect on cell proliferation. Mechanistically, our data provided evidence to verify that miR-92b was able to directly target DAB2IP, a well-known tumor suppressor, and inhibit epithelial-mesenchymal transition of BCa cells. Moreover, the increased expression levels of miR-92b were negatively correlated with DAB2IP, and predicted poor prognosis of patients with BCa. Overall, this study reveals a new promising biomarker and its mechanisms contributing to BCa invasion or metastasis.
- Bladder cancer
- Epith elial-mesenchymal transition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research