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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2018 Apr;144(4):667-674. doi: 10.1007/s00432-017-2576-2. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

Microarray profiles reveal that circular RNA hsa_circ_0007385 functions as an oncogene in non-small cell lung cancer tumorigenesis.

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1
Department of Respiration, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Xinhua Road, No. 201, Yunhe District, Cangzhou City, 061001, Hebei Province, China.
2
Department of Respiration, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Xinhua Road, No. 201, Yunhe District, Cangzhou City, 061001, Hebei Province, China. diqingguo_muller@yeah.net.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a novel class of non-protein-coding RNA. Emerging evidence indicates that circRNAs participate in the regulation of many pathophysiological processes. This study aims to explore the expression profiles and pathological effects of circRNAs in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

METHODS:

Human circRNAs microarray analysis was performed to screen the expression profile of circRNAs in NSCLC tissue. Expressions of circRNA and miRNA in NSCLC tissues and cells were quantified by qRTPCR. Functional experiments were performed to investigate the biological functions of circRNA, including CCK-8 assay, colony formation assay, transwell assay and xenograft in vivo assay.

RESULTS:

Human circRNAs microarray revealed a total 957 abnormally expressed circRNAs (> twofold, P < 0.05) in NSCLC tissue compared with adjacent normal tissue. In further studies, hsa_circ_0007385 was significantly up regulated in NSCLC tissue and cells. In vitro experiments with hsa_circ_0007385 knockdown resulted in significant suppression of the proliferation, migration and invasion of NSCLC cells. In vivo xenograft assay using hsa_circ_0007385 knockdown, significantly reduced tumor growth. Bioinformatics analysis and luciferase reporter assay verified the potential target miR-181, suggesting a possible regulatory pathway for hsa_circ_0007385.

CONCLUSION:

In summary, results suggest hsa_circ_0007385 plays a role in NSCLC tumorigenesis, providing a potential therapeutic target for NSCLC.

KEYWORDS:

Circular RNA; Hsa_circ_0007385; MiR-181; Non-small cell lung cancer; Oncogene

PMID:
29372377
DOI:
10.1007/s00432-017-2576-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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