Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 20 pp 20645—20657
Hsa_circ_0081534 increases the proliferation and invasion of nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells through regulating the miR-508-5p/FN1 axis
- 1 Department of Otology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, Henan, China
- 2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Weihai Central Hospital, Weihai 264400, Shandong, China
Received: June 19, 2020 Accepted: July 30, 2020 Published: October 20, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103963
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Accumulating lines of evidence indicate that circular RNAs (circRNAs) are involved in the pathogenesis of human cancers, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, the influences of hsa_circ_0081534 upon the pathogenesis and dynamics of NPC are undescribed. In this study, we identified a circRNA hsa_circ_0081534 was significantly upregulated in NPC tissues and cell lines. Inhibition of hsa_circ_0081534 induced a decrease in NPC cells proliferation and invasion in vitro, and repressed tumor growth in vivo. In mechanism, hsa_circ_0081534 promoted NPC progression by sponging miR-508-5p. Fibronectin 1 (FN1) is a target gene of miR-508-5p. In addition, rescue assays showed that FN1 overexpression (or miR-508-5p inhibitors) abolished the roles of hsa_circ_0081534 inhibition on NPC cells proliferation and invasion. Therefore, hsa_circ_0081534 promoted the proliferation, and invasion of NPC cells via regulating the miR-508-5p/FN1 axis. Our findings suggested that hsa_circ_0081534 could be a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of NPC patients.