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posted on 20.03.2020, 13:11 authored by Ziyang Di, Maojun Di, Weihua Fu, Qiang Tang, Yanwei Liu, Peijie Lei, Xinsheng Gu, Tong Liu, Min Sun

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most lethal and malignant type of cancer in the world. Abnormal expression of human microRNA-200a (hsa-miRNA-200a or miR-200a) has previously been characterized as a clinically noticeable biomarker in several cancers, but its role in CRC is still unclear.


Three CRC miRNA expression datasets were integratively analyzed by Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selector Operation (LASSO) and Support Vector Machine-Recursive Feature Elimination (SVM-RFE) algorithms. Nine candidate miRNAs were identified and validated for diagnostic and prognostic capability with the prediction model. The potential roles of the tumor suppressor miR-200a-3p in invasion, migration, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition of CRC cells were elaborated by in vitro studies.


Nine miRNAs (miR-492, miR-200a, miR-338, miR-29c, miR-101, miR-148a, miR-92a, miR-424, and miR-210) were identified as potentially useful diagnostic biomarkers in the clinic. The overall accuracy rate of the nine miRNAs in the diagnostic model was 0.94, 0.89, and 0.978 in the testing, validation, and independent validation dataset, respectively. CRC patients in the GSE29622 cohort were separated by the prognostic model into the low-risk score group and the high-risk score group. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was 0.872 and 0.783 for predicting the 1- to 10-year survival of CRC patients. The performance of the prognostic model was validated by an independent TCGA-Colon Adenocarcinoma (COAD) dataset with AUC values between 0.911 and 0.796 in predicting 1- to 10-year survival. Nomograms comprising risk scores, tumor stage, and TNM staging were generated for predicting 1-, 3-, and 5-year overall survival (OS) in the GSE29622 and TCGA-COAD datasets. Colony formation, invasion, and migration in DLD1 and SW480 cells were suppressed by overexpression of miR-200a-3p. Inhibition of miR-200a-3p function contributed to abnormal colony formation, migration, invasion, and epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT). miR-200a-3p binding sites were located within the 3′-untranslated region (3′-UTR) of the Forkhead box protein A1 (FOXA1) mRNA.


We developed and validated a diagnostic and prognostic prediction model for CRC. miR-200a-3p was determined to be a potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for CRC.