Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 8 pp 11629—11645
Circular RNA hsa_circ_0072309 promotes tumorigenesis and invasion by regulating the miR-607/FTO axis in non-small cell lung carcinoma
- 1 Department of General Surgery, Changzhou Seventh People's Hospital, Changzhou 213011, Jiangsu, China
- 2 Department of General Surgery, Changzhou Geriatric Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changzhou 213011, Jiangsu, China
- 3 Department of Oncology, Changzhou Seventh People's Hospital, Changzhou 213011, Jiangsu, China
- 4 Department of Traumatology, Changzhou Seventh People's Hospital, Changzhou 213011, Jiangsu, China
Received: November 2, 2020 Accepted: March 4, 2021 Published: April 20, 2021https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.202856
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Emerging evidence has demonstrated that circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abnormally expressed in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). However, the contributions of circRNAs to the tumorigenesis of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), one of the subtypes of NSCLC, remain unclear. Based on a microarray assay, we found that hsa_circ_0072309 was significantly upregulated in NSCLC compared with matched normal samples. Moreover, functional experiments demonstrated that hsa_circ_0072309 promotes the proliferation, migration, and invasion of NSCLC cells. In vitro precipitation of circRNAs, luciferase reporter assays, and biotin-coupled microRNA capture assays were carried out to investigate the mechanisms by which hsa_circ_0072309 regulates NSCLC. Through the above work, we found that hsa_circ_0072309 interacted with miR-607 via its miRNA response element to upregulate the expression of FTO, an m6A demethylase and downstream target of miR-607, thus promoting tumorigenesis of NSCLC. In total, our findings indicated the oncogenic role of hsa_circ_0072309 in NSCLC and provide a potential target for treatment.