Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.521, No.2, 395-401, 2020
A novel circular RNA, hsa-circ-0000211, promotes lung adenocarcinoma migration and invasion through sponging of hsa-miR-622 and modulating HIF1-alpha expression
Recently, several studies have evaluated the role of circular RNAs in the metastasis and development of multiple cancers. In our earlier microarray-based study, we had reported the aberrant expression of a novel circular RNA, hsa-circ-0000211 in lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) tissues. However, the roles of hsa-circ-0000211 in LAC have not been studied. Here hsa-circ-0000211 expression in the LAC tissues and cell lines was determined by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). The function of hsa-circ-0000211 was evaluated by transwell assay and wound healing. Mechanisms of hsa-circ-0000211 was measured by luciferase reporter assay and western blot. Results revealed the expression of hsa-circ-0000211 in the human LAC tissues and LAC cell lines was higher than that in normal tissue and human lung normal epithelial cells, respectively. The knockdown of hsa-circ-0000211 could inhibit the migration and invasion properties of LAC. Furthermore, hsa-circ-0000211 promoted the migration and invasion of LAC by sponging miR-622. Moreover, hsa-circ-0000211 upregulated the HIF1-alpha expression by targeting miR-622. hsa-circ-0000211 promoted LAC cell migration and invasion by modulating the miR-622/HIF1-alpha network. Our study demonstrated that hsa-circ-0000211 can be a potential novel therapeutic target for LAC. (C) 2019 Published by Elsevier Inc.