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Hsa_circ_0001869 promotes NSCLC progression via sponging miR-638 and enhancing FOSL2 expression
- 1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
- 2 Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical School, Tongji University, Shanghai 200065, China
Received: February 20, 2020 Accepted: August 14, 2020 Published: November 20, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.104037
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Accumulating studies suggest that circular RNAs (circRNAs) function as key regulators in human cancers. We found that hsa_circ_0001869 participated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) progression. However, its expression and function during NSCLC remain unknown. The data advised that hsa_circ_0001869 expression was increased in NSCLC cell lines and tissues. High hsa_circ_0001869 expression had negatively correlation with the NSCLC patients prognosis. Bioinformatics and luciferase report analyses confirmed that miR-638 and FOSL2 were hsa_circ_0001869 downstream target. hsa_circ_0001869 downregulation decreased tumor proliferation, invasion and migration by promoting miR-638 expression and decreasing FOSL2 expression. As a result of overexpression of FOSL2 or silencing of miR-638, the recovery of proliferation, migration, and invasion after hsa_circ_0001869 silencing. Overexpression of FOSL2 also led to recovery of migration, invasion and proliferation after upregulation of miR-638. In vivo studies confirmed that overexpression of FOSL2 or silencing of miR-638 led to the recovery of tumor growth ability regarding A549 cells after hsa_circ_0001869 knockdown. Present investigation discovered that hsa_circ_0001869 enhanced NSCLC progression via sponging miR-638 and promoting FOSL2 expression. hsa_circ_0001869 downregulation suppressed tumor growth and invasion ability.