Locus Summary

Gene:MIR1290; microRNA 1290
Aliases: MIRN1290, hsa-mir-1290
Summary:microRNAs (miRNAs) are short (20-24 nt) non-coding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in multicellular organisms by affecting both the stability and translation of mRNAs. miRNAs are transcribed by RNA polymerase II as part of capped and polyadenylated primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs) that can be either protein-coding or non-coding. The primary transcript is cleaved by the Drosha ribonuclease III enzyme to produce an approximately 70-nt stem-loop precursor miRNA (pre-miRNA), which is further cleaved by the cytoplasmic Dicer ribonuclease to generate the mature miRNA and antisense miRNA star (miRNA*) products. The mature miRNA is incorporated into a RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), which recognizes target mRNAs through imperfect base pairing with the miRNA and most commonly results in translational inhibition or destabilization of the target mRNA. The RefSeq represents the predicted microRNA stem-loop. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
Databases:miRBase, HGNC, GeneCard, Gene
Source:NCBIAccessed: 06 August, 2015

Cancer Overview

Research Indicators

Publications Per Year (1990-2015)
Graph generated 06 August 2015 using data from PubMed using criteria.

Literature Analysis

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  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
  • microRNA mir-1290
  • ROC Curve
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
  • Y-Box-Binding Protein 1
  • Microarray Analysis
  • siRNA
  • Laminin
  • MYC
  • Prostatic Neoplasms, Castration-Resistant
  • Messenger RNA
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Survival Rate
  • Tumor Markers
  • Cancer Gene Expression Regulation
  • Cell Culture Techniques
  • Estrogen Receptor alpha
  • Transfection
  • ESR1
  • Wnt Signaling Pathway
  • Binding Sites
  • MicroRNAs
  • Chromosome 1
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Extracellular Matrix
  • Western Blotting
  • Cytokinesis
  • Transcription Factors
  • RT-PCR
  • Proteoglycans
  • Platinum Compounds
  • Bone Cancer
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Young Adult
  • Transcriptome
  • Base Sequence
  • Apoptosis
  • Hep G2 Cells
  • Paclitaxel
Tag cloud generated 06 August, 2015 using data from PubMed, MeSH and CancerIndex

Specific Cancers (3)

Data table showing topics related to specific cancers and associated disorders. Scope includes mutations and abnormal protein expression.

Note: list is not exhaustive. Number of papers are based on searches of PubMed (click on topic title for arbitrary criteria used).

MicroRNA Function

Numbers shown below represent number of publications held in OncomiRDB database for Oncogenic and Tumor-Suppressive MicroRNAs.

TissueTarget Gene(s)Regulator(s)MIR1290 Function in CancerEffect
colorectum (1)
-colon cancer (1)
KIF13B (1)
postpone cytokinesis (1)
cell reprogramming (1)

Source: OncomiRDB Wang D. et al. Bioinformatics 2014, 30(15):2237-2238.

Latest Publications: MIR1290 (cancer-related)

Scaravilli M, Porkka KP, Brofeldt A, et al.
MiR-1247-5p is overexpressed in castration resistant prostate cancer and targets MYCBP2.
Prostate. 2015; 75(8):798-805 [PubMed] Related Publications
BACKGROUND: Recently, there has been increasing attention on the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in cancer development. Several expression profiling studies have provided evidence of aberrant expression of miRNAs in prostate cancer and have highlighted the potential use of specific miRNA expression signatures as prognostic or predictive markers. Here we report an expression analysis of miR-1247-5p, miR-1249, miR-1269a, miR-1271-5p, miR-1290, miR-1291, and miR-1299.
METHODS: qRT-PCR was performed to validate the differential expression of miRNAs in clinical samples, and the effect of miR-1247-5p was studied in prostate cancer cell lines transiently transfected with a miR-1247-5p mimic. The expression of miR-1247-5p's putative target MYCBP2 was evaluated by qRT-PCR and Western blotting, and the interaction of the miRNA with the target gene was assessed using a luciferase assay.
RESULTS: We found a significant up-regulation of miR-1247-5p in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) samples compared to non-malignant prostate. The expression of miR-1247-5p was subsequently studied in prostate cancer (PC) cell lines where an up-regulation of miR-1247-5p was observed in the androgen-independent PC-3 model. Target prediction analysis for miR-1247-5p performed online revealed that MYCBP2 (myc-binding protein 2) was a high-scoring potential target. Functional studies in vitro performed using PC-3 and LNCaP models confirmed the down-regulation of MYCBP2 at the mRNA and protein levels, and a luciferase assay showed interaction between the miRNA and target gene.
CONCLUSION: miR-1247-5p is overexpressed in CRPC and targets MYCBP2.

Saito M, Shiraishi K, Matsumoto K, et al.
A three-microRNA signature predicts responses to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy in patients with lung adenocarcinoma.
Clin Cancer Res. 2014; 20(18):4784-93 [PubMed] Related Publications
PURPOSE: To examine the clinical utility of intratumor microRNAs (miRNA) as a biomarker for predicting responses to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy in patients with recurring lung adenocarcinoma (LADC).
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The expression of miRNAs was examined in LADC tissues surgically resected from patients treated with platinum-based doublet chemotherapy at the time of LADC recurrence. Microarray-based screening of 904 miRNAs followed by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR-based verification in 40 test cohort samples, including 16 (40.0%) responders, was performed to identify miRNAs that are differentially expressed in chemotherapy responders and nonresponders. Differential expression was confirmed in a validation cohort (n = 63 samples), including 18 (28.6%) responders. An miRNA signature that predicted responses to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy was identified and its accuracy was examined by principal component and support vector machine analyses. Genotype data for the TP53-Arg72Pro polymorphism, which is associated with responses to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy, were subsequently incorporated into the prediction analysis.
RESULTS: A signature comprising three miRNAs (miR1290, miR196b, and miR135a*) enabled the prediction of a chemotherapeutic response (rather than progression-free and overall survival) with high accuracy in both the test and validation cohorts (82.5% and 77.8%). Examination of the latter was performed using miRNAs extracted from archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues. Combining this miRNA signature with the TP53-Arg72Pro polymorphism genotype marginally improved the predictive power.
CONCLUSION: The three-miRNA signature in surgically resected primary LADC tissues may by clinically useful for predicting responsiveness to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy in patients with LADC recurrence.

Huang X, Yuan T, Liang M, et al.
Exosomal miR-1290 and miR-375 as prognostic markers in castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Eur Urol. 2015; 67(1):33-41 [PubMed] Article available free on PMC after 01/01/2016 Related Publications
BACKGROUND: Extracellular microRNAs (miRNAs) embedded in circulating exosomes may serves as prognostic biomarkers in cancer.
OBJECTIVE: To identify and evaluate plasma exosomal miRNAs for prognosis in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: RNA sequencing was performed to identify candidate exosomal miRNAs associated with overall survival in a screening cohort of 23 CRPC patients. Candidate miRNAs were further evaluated for prognosis using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in a follow-up cohort of 100 CRPC patients.
OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analyses were used to evaluate survival association using candidate miRNAs along with clinical prognostic factors.
RESULTS AND LIMITATIONS: RNA sequencing in screening cohort generated approximately 6.80 million mappable reads per patient. Of those with normalized read counts ≥ 5, 43% were mapped to miRNAs for a total of 375 known and 57 novel miRNAs. Cox regression analysis identified an association of miR-1290, -1246, and -375 with overall survival (false discover rate < 0.05). Of those, higher levels of miR-1290 and -375 were significantly associated with poor overall survival (p < 0.004) in the follow-up cohort. Incorporation of miR-1290/-375 into putative clinical prognostic factors-based models in CRPC stage significantly improved predictive performance with a time-dependent area under the curve increase from 0.66 to 0.73 (p = 6.57 × 10(-6)).
CONCLUSIONS: Plasma exosomal miR-1290 and miR-375 are promising prognostic biomarkers for CRPC patients. Prospective validation is needed for further evaluation of these candidate miRNAs.
PATIENT SUMMARY: In this study, we evaluated whether small RNAs circulating in blood could be used to predict clinical outcomes in late-stage prostate cancer patients. We identified two blood-based small RNAs whose levels showed significant association with survival. Our results warrant further investigation because the noninvasive blood-based test has great potential in the management of late-stage prostate cancer.

Yan H, Wang S, Yu H, et al.
Molecular pathways and functional analysis of miRNA expression associated with paclitaxel-induced apoptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma cells.
Pharmacology. 2013; 92(3-4):167-74 [PubMed] Related Publications
BACKGROUND: We postulated that microRNAs (miRNAs) might be involved in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) targeted chemotherapy with paclitaxel. This study sought to generate a list of potential miRNA-based biomarkers and their potential targets to better understand the response to paclitaxel treatment in HCC.
METHODS: Cell viability proliferation assays were conducted to test the sensitivity of the HepG2 cells to paclitaxel. The morphological changes of apoptosis were assessed with 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining. Differential expression patterns of miRNA in the HepG2 cells either treated or not treated were analyzed using miRNA microarrays.
RESULTS: The array experiments have identified 54 miRNAs whose basal expression levels differed by >2-fold and p < 0.05 between the two phenotypic groups. The data were validated by a quantitative real-time PCR of 8 selected miRNAs (miR-21, miR-1274a, miR-1260, miR-1290, miR-508-5p, miR-877, miR-1246, miR-183*). The PI3K/Akt, mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), TGF-β, ErbB, p53, cell cycle, mammalian target of rapamycin, and Jak-STAT signaling pathways were involved in paclitaxel-induced apoptosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The manipulation of one or more of these miRNAs could be an important approach for the improved management of paclitaxel therapy.

Frampton AE, Krell J, Kazemier G, Giovannetti E
Serum miR-1290 as a marker of pancreatic cancer--letter.
Clin Cancer Res. 2013; 19(18):5250-1 [PubMed] Related Publications

Li A, Yu J, Kim H, et al.
Serum miR-1290 as a marker of pancreatic cancer--response.
Clin Cancer Res. 2013; 19(18):5252-3 [PubMed] Article available free on PMC after 01/01/2016 Related Publications

Yao T, Rao Q, Liu L, et al.
Exploration of tumor-suppressive microRNAs silenced by DNA hypermethylation in cervical cancer.
Virol J. 2013; 10:175 [PubMed] Article available free on PMC after 01/01/2016 Related Publications
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies proved that miRNAs have a causal role in tumorigenesis. Some miRNAs are regulated by epigenetic alterations in their promoter regions and can be activated by chromatin- modifying drugs.
METHODS: We treated cervical cancer cells with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine and get a microarray analysis. Dysregulation of miRNAs was measured by qPCR in cervical cell lines and methylation status of them in cervical cancer tissue were performed with MeDIP-qPCR assay.
RESULTS: We found hypermethylation of miR-432, miR-1286, miR-641, miR-1290, miR-1287 and miR-95 may have some relationship with HPV infection in cervical cell lines. In primary tumors of cervix with paired normal tissue, expression levels of miRNAs were inversely correlated with their DNA methylation status in the cervical cancer cell lines treated with 5-AZA.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that miRNAs might play a role in the pathogenesis of human cervical cancer with HPV and identify altered miRNA methylation as a possible epigenetic mechanism involved in their aberrant expression.

Li A, Yu J, Kim H, et al.
MicroRNA array analysis finds elevated serum miR-1290 accurately distinguishes patients with low-stage pancreatic cancer from healthy and disease controls.
Clin Cancer Res. 2013; 19(13):3600-10 [PubMed] Article available free on PMC after 01/01/2016 Related Publications
PURPOSE: Our goal was to identify circulating micro RNA (miRNA) levels that could distinguish patients with low-stage pancreatic cancer from healthy and disease controls.
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We measured 735 miRNAs in pancreatic cancer case and control sera by QRTPCR using TaqMan MicroRNA Arrays. After array analysis, we selected 18 miRNA candidates for validation in an independent set of cases and control samples.
RESULTS: Of the significantly elevated circulating miRNAs in patients with pancreatic cancer compared with controls, miR-1290 had the best diagnostic performance: receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis on miR-1290 serum level yielded curve areas (AUC) of 0.96 [95% confidence interval (CI), 0.91-1.00], 0.81 (0.71-0.91), and 0.80 (0.67-0.93), for subjects with pancreatic cancer (n = 41) relative to healthy controls (n = 19), subjects with chronic pancreatitis (n = 35), and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (n = 18), respectively. Serum miR-1290 levels were also significantly higher than healthy controls among patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN; n = 20; AUC = 0.76, 0.61-0.91). Serum miR-1290 levels distinguished patients with low-stage pancreatic cancer from controls better than CA19-9 levels, and like CA19-9, higher miR-1290 levels predicted poorer outcome among patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. Greater numbers of miR-1290 transcripts were detected by FISH in primary pancreatic cancer and IPMN than normal pancreatic duct cells. miR-1290 influenced in vitro pancreatic cancer cell proliferation and invasive ability. Several other circulating miRNAs distinguished sera of patients with pancreatic cancer from those of healthy controls with AUCs >0.7, including miR-24, miR-134, miR-146a, miR-378, miR-484, miR-628-3p, and miR-1825.
CONCLUSIONS: The detection of elevated circulating miR-1290 has the potential to improve the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Dai N, Zhong ZY, Cun YP, et al.
Alteration of the microRNA expression profile in human osteosarcoma cells transfected with APE1 siRNA.
Neoplasma. 2013; 60(4):384-94 [PubMed] Related Publications
Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease1 (APE1), which has the dual functions of DNA repair and redox regulation, is considered to be a promising potential target in cancer treatment. Microarray and qRT-PCR were used to confirm the change of miRNA followed by analysis with comprehensive bioinformatics-based analysis. Both microarray and qRT-PCR demonstrated that 13 microRNAs (miRNAs) were significantly changed (>2-fold) in APE1 knockdown HOS cells; seven of them (hsa-miR-451, hsa-miR-1290, hsa-miR-765, hsa-miR-483-5p, hsa-miR-513a-5p, hsa-miR-129-5p and hsa-miR-31) were up-regulated and the other six (hsa-miR-29b, hsa-miR-197, has-let-7b, hsa-miR-324-5p, hsa-let-7i and hsa-miR-484) were down-regulated. Furthermore, pathway analysis showed that these miRNAs and their target genes affected by the expression of APE1 were involved in pathways relating to developmental processes, regulation of cellular processes, cell signaling (such as TGF-β, Wnt, MAPK and the p53 signaling pathway) and cancers. There are putative binding sites of NF-κB, p53, HIF-1α, AP-1, PEBP2, ATF, NF-Y, Pax-2,CREB and c-Myb in the promoters of several down regulated miRNAs, indicating that APE1 may regulate miRNAs via transcription factors. Our data suggest that our understanding of the biological functions of APE1 will inevitably expand due to the novel pathways that APE1 uses to regulate gene expression through miRNAs.

Endo Y, Toyama T, Takahashi S, et al.
miR-1290 and its potential targets are associated with characteristics of estrogen receptor α-positive breast cancer.
Endocr Relat Cancer. 2013; 20(1):91-102 [PubMed] Related Publications
Recent analyses have identified heterogeneity in estrogen receptor α (ERα)-positive breast cancer. Subtypes called luminal A and luminal B have been identified, and the tumor characteristics, such as response to endocrine therapy and prognosis, are different in these subtypes. However, little is known about how the biological characteristics of ER-positive breast cancer are determined. In this study, expression profiles of microRNAs (miRNAs) and mRNAs in ER-positive breast cancer tissue were compared between ER(high) Ki67(low) tumors and ER(low) Ki67(high) tumors by miRNA and mRNA microarrays. Unsupervised hierarchical clustering analyses revealed distinct expression patterns of miRNAs and mRNAs in these groups. We identified a downregulation of miR-1290 in ER(high) Ki67(low) tumors. Among 11 miRNAs that were upregulated in ER(high) Ki67(low) tumors, quantitative RT-PCR detection analysis using 64 samples of frozen breast cancer tissue identified six miRNAs (let-7a, miR-15a, miR-26a, miR-34a, miR-193b, and miR-342-3p). We picked up 11 genes that were potential target genes of the selected miRNAs and that were differentially expressed in ER(high) Ki67(low) tumors and ER(low) Ki67(high) tumors. Protein expression patterns of the selected target genes were analyzed in 256 ER-positive breast cancer samples by immunohistochemistry: miR-1290 and its putative targets, BCL2, FOXA1, MAPT, and NAT1, were identified. Transfection experiments revealed that introduction of miR-1290 into ER-positive breast cancer cells decreased expression of NAT1 and FOXA1. Our results suggest that miR-1290 and its potential targets might be associated with characteristics of ER-positive breast cancer.

Wu J, Ji X, Zhu L, et al.
Up-regulation of microRNA-1290 impairs cytokinesis and affects the reprogramming of colon cancer cells.
Cancer Lett. 2013; 329(2):155-63 [PubMed] Related Publications
Abnormal cytokinesis increases the possibility of nuclear fusion in tumor cells. However, the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in abnormal cytokinesis is unclear. Here, we found that miR-1290 was significantly up-regulated in clinical colon cancer tissues. Up-regulation of miR-1290 postponed cytokinesis and led to the formation of multinucleated cells. KIF13B was a target of miR-1290 that was involved in aberrant cytokinesis. Furthermore, enforced expression of miR-1290 activated the Wnt pathway and increased the reprogramming-related transcript factors c-Myc and Nanog. Our results suggest that up-regulation of miR-1290 in colon cancer cells impaired cytokinesis and affected reprogramming.

Price KJ, Tsykin A, Giles KM, et al.
Matrigel basement membrane matrix influences expression of microRNAs in cancer cell lines.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012; 427(2):343-8 [PubMed] Related Publications
Matrigel is a medium rich in extracellular matrix (ECM) components used for three-dimensional cell culture and is known to alter cellular phenotypes and gene expression. microRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression and have roles in cancer. While miRNA profiles of numerous cell lines cultured on plastic have been reported, the influence of Matrigel-based culture on cancer cell miRNA expression is largely unknown. This study investigated the influence of Matrigel on the expression of miRNAs that might facilitate ECM-associated cancer cell growth. We performed miRNA profiling by microarray using two colon cancer cell lines (SW480 and SW620), identifying significant differential expression of miRNAs between cells cultured in Matrigel and on plastic. Many of these miRNAs have previously been implicated in cancer-related processes. A common Matrigel-induced miRNA signature comprised of up-regulated miR-1290 and miR-210 and down-regulated miR-29b and miR-32 was identified using RT-qPCR across five epithelial cancer cell lines (SW480, SW620, HT-29, A549 and MDA-MB-231). Experimental modulation of these miRNAs altered expression of their known target mRNAs involved in cell adhesion, proliferation and invasion, in colon cancer cell lines. Furthermore, ITGA5 was identified as a novel putative target of miR-32 that may facilitate cancer cell interactions with the ECM. We propose that culture of cancer cell lines in Matrigel more accurately recapitulates miRNA expression and function in cancer than culture on plastic and thus is a valuable approach to the in vitro study of miRNAs.

Wulfken LM, Moritz R, Ohlmann C, et al.
MicroRNAs in renal cell carcinoma: diagnostic implications of serum miR-1233 levels.
PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e25787 [PubMed] Article available free on PMC after 01/01/2016 Related Publications
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA expression is altered in cancer cells, and microRNAs could serve as diagnostic/prognostic biomarker for cancer patients. Our study was designed to analyze circulating serum microRNAs in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We first explored microrna expression profiles in tissue and serum using taqman low density arrays in each six malignant and benign samples: Although 109 microRNAs were circulating at higher levels in cancer patients' serum, we identified only 36 microRNAs with up-regulation in RCC tissue and serum of RCC patients. Seven candidate microRNAs were selected for verification based on the finding of up-regulation in serum and tissue of RCC patients: miR-7-1*, miR-93, miR-106b*, miR-210, miR-320b, miR-1233 and miR-1290 levels in serum of healthy controls (n = 30) and RCC (n = 33) patients were determined using quantitative real-time PCR (TaqMan MicroRNA Assays). miR-1233 was increased in RCC patients, and thus validated in a multicentre cohort of 84 RCC patients and 93 healthy controls using quantitative real-time PCR (sensitivity 77.4%, specificity 37.6%, AUC 0.588). We also studied 13 samples of patients with angiomyolipoma or oncocytoma, whose serum miR-1233 levels were similar to RCC patients. Circulating microRNAs were not correlated with clinical-pathological parameters.
CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: MicroRNA levels are distinctly increased in cancer patients, although only a small subset of circulating microRNAs has a tumor-specific origin. We identify circulating miR-1233 as a potential biomarker for RCC patients. Larger-scaled studies are warranted to fully explore the role of circulating microRNAs in RCC.

Belian E, Kurucz R, Treue D, Lage H
Effect of YB-1 on the regulation of micro RNA expression in drug-sensitive and drug-resistant gastric carcinoma cells.
Anticancer Res. 2010; 30(2):629-33 [PubMed] Related Publications
The multifunctional Y-Box protein 1 (YB-1) exerts positive and negative regulatory effects on gene expression by different mechanisms. Since transcription can be controlled by micro RNAs (miRNAs), YB-1 could also cause effects on gene expression by regulation of cellular miRNAs. To test this hypothesis, a previously established and well-characterized cell model derived from drug-sensitive (EPG85-257P/tetR/YB-1) and multidrug-resistant (EPG85-257RDB/tetR/YB-1) gastric carcinoma cells, in which the expression of YB-1 can be inhibited by tetracycline-dependent triggering of the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway, was investigated concerning their miRNA expression profiles in the presence and absence of YB-1. Microarray hybridizations demonstrated that six miRNAs (miR-96*, miR-210, miR-503, miR-623, miR-1275, miR-1290) were up-regulated more than 1.5-fold in drug-sensitive cells following YB-1 inhibition, but no differences in miRNA expression could be detected in multidrug-resistant cells. Independent validation of these findings by quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction did not confirm these effects. Likewise, an in silico analysis of potential regulatory effects of the miRNAs on their target genes did not support the potential miRNA regulatory effects of YB-1. In conclusion, the data provide evidence that YB-1 has no direct influence on global miRNA expression pattern in different variants of gastric carcinoma cells and, therewith, does not control gene expression by regulation of miRNAs.

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