Research Paper Volume 9, Issue 6 pp 1585—1594

CircRNA_100269 is downregulated in gastric cancer and suppresses tumor cell growth by targeting miR-630

Yan Zhang 1, *, , Hao Liu 1, *, , Wende Li 2, *, , Jiang Yu 1, , Jin Li 1, , Zhiyong Shen 1, , Gentai Ye 1, , Xiaolong Qi 1, , Guoxin Li 1, ,

  • 1 Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangdong Provincial Engineering Technology Research Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Guangzhou, China
  • 2 Guangdong Key Laboratory of Laboratory Animal, Guangdong Laboratory Animal Monitoring Institute, Guangzhou, China
* Co-first authors

received: March 22, 2017 ; accepted: June 20, 2017 ; published: June 27, 2017 ;
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Although CircRNA_100269 is a biomarker used to predict cancer recurrence, its expression and function in gastric cancer (GC) remain unknown. In this study, the expression of circRNA_100269 and its potential downstream miRNA targets were investigated. The molecular function and regulatory mechanism of circRNA_100269 in GC cell lines were also elucidated. The expression levels of circRNA_100269 and its linear isomer LPHN2 mRNA were found to be downregulated (p<0.01) in GC tissues. The target miRNA was predicted to be miR-630, whose expression was upregulated (p<0.01) and found to be negatively correlated with that of circRNA_100269 (r = -0.688) in GC tissues. Moreover, direct interaction of circRNA_100269 and miR-630 was confirmed through dual-luciferase assays. Overexpressing the circRNA_100269 plasmid inhibited cell proliferation (p<0.05). Furthermore, transfection of miR-630 mimics into cell lines overexpressing circRNA_100269 blocked the function of circRNA_100269 (p<0.05). Thus, circRNA_100269 level was downregulated in GC and correlated negatively with that of miR-630. Taken together, our results suggest that circRNA_100269 and miR-630 comprise a novel pathway that regulates proliferation of GC cells.


circRNA: circular RNA; miRNA: micro RNA; GC: gastric cancer.