Previous reports indicate that long intergenic non-coding RNA LINC00665 naturally occurred vital effects in various cancers. Herein, the role of LINC00665 in ovarian cancer progress was explored. We found that LINC00665 was upregulated in ovarian cancer cell lines. Besides, a series of assays including flow cytometry, wound-healing, transwell, cell counting Kit-8 (CCK-8), and EdU assay confirmed that the knockdown of LINC00665 could reduce the viability, proliferation, and migration of SKOV-3 and OVCAR-3 cells. Accumulating evidence indicates that many lncRNAs can function as endogenous miRNA sponges by competitively binding common miRNAs. In this study, the bioinformatics analysis suggests that LNC00665 specifically binds to miR-181a-5p. LINC00665 downregulated the miR-181a-5p in SKOV-3 and OVCAR-3 cells. The knockdown of miR-181a-5p evidently reverses the inhibitory effect of sh-LINC00662. Besides, FH2 domain containing 1 (FHDC1) has been proved to deed as an effective target of miR-181a-5p. The results reveal the knockdown of LINC00665 facilitates ovarian cancer via development by sponging miR-181a-5p and up-regulating FHDC1 expression. These may contribute to ovarian cancer therapy.
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