LncRNA AC093850.2 predicts poor outcomes in patients with triple-negative breast cancer and motivates tumor progression by sponging miR-4299

  • Zhangbo Xu Department of Breast and Thyroid Surgery, The Third People’s Hospital of Chengdu, Chengdu, China
  • Yongxue Gu Department of Breast Surgery, Weifang People’s Hospital, Weifang, China
  • Ying Lei Department of Breast Surgery, Weifang People’s Hospital, Weifang, China
  • Lili Teng Department of Infectious Diseases, Weifang People’s Hospital, Weifang, China https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7550-855X


Background: Accumulating evidence displays that non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are involved in the progression of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). This study aimed to investigate the role of lncRNA AC093850.2 in TNBC. Methods: The AC093850.2 levels were compared using RT-qPCR in TNBC tissues and corresponding normal tissues. The Kaplan-Meier curve method was conducted to assess the clinical significance of AC093850.2 in TNBC. Bioinformatic analysis was used to predict potential miRNA. Cell proliferation and invasion assays were carried out to explore the function of AC093850.2/miR-4299 in TNBC. Results: lncRNA AC093850.2 expression is raised in TNBC tissues and cell lines, which is related to the shorter overall survival of patients. AC093850.2 is directly bound to miR-4299 in TNBC cells. Downregulation of AC093850.2 reduces tumor cell proliferation, migration, and invasion abilities, while miR-4299 silence attenuated AC093850.2 silencing induced inhibition of cellular activities in TNBC cells. Conclusion: In general, the findings suggest that lncRNA AC093850.2 was closely related to the prognosis and progression of TNBC by sponging miR-4299, which might be a prognosis predictor and potential target for treating TNBC patients.