Research Paper Volume 14, Issue 1 pp 497—508
Circular RNA CUL2 regulates the development of colorectal cancer by modulating apoptosis and autophagy via miR-208a-3p/PPP6C
- 1 Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Anal Diseases, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical College, Weifang, Shandong Province, China
- 2 Basic Medicine Department, Weifang Nursing Vocational College, Weifang, Shandong Province, China
Received: January 29, 2021 Accepted: June 29, 2021 Published: January 13, 2022https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.203827
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Aim: To explore the function of circular RNA CUL2 (circCUL2) in colorectal cancer progression.
Method: RT-PCR was carried out to detect the expression of circCUL2 in colorectal cancer tissues and cell lines. Western blot and immunofluorescence were used to determine the level of autophagy. CCK-8, clone formation assay, and EdU staining were used to assess the proliferation ability. Luciferase assay verified the relationship between miR-208a-3p and circCUL2 /PPP6C. The xenograft mouse model was used to confirm the function of circCUL2 in vivo.
Results: The expression level of circCUL2 was down-regulated in colorectal cancer tissues and cell lines. Forcing expression of circCUL2 inhibited proliferation ability, induced apoptosis, and autophagy in colorectal cancer cells. Luciferase assay verified that miR-208a-3p could bind with circCUL2/PPP6C. Overexpression of circCUL2 could inhibit cancer progression via targeting the miR-208a-3p/PPP6C signal pathway.
Conclusion: CircCUL2 participates in progression via the miR-208a-3p/PPP6C axis in colorectal cancer. CircCUL2 would be an underlying target for the diagnosis and therapy of colorectal cancer.