Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.525, No.2, 512-519, 2020
Circular RNA circ-RELL1 regulates inflammatory response by miR-6873-3p/MyD88/NF-kappa B axis in endothelial cells
Endothelial inflammation is an important contributor to the pathology of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Circular RNAs (circRNAs) function and role in endothelium inflammation still unknown. In our present study, we firstly identified that circ-RELL1 plays a proinflammatory role in ox-LDL-induced HUVECs through high-throughput circRNA microarray assays. Knockdown circ-RELL1 can reduce the expression of ICAM1 and VCAM1 in ox-LDL induced endothelium inflammation. Mechanistically, circ-RELL1 directly bound to miR-6873-3p in cytoplasm. Subsequently miR-6873-3p reduced MyD88 (myeloid differentiation primary response 88) protein expression and alleviated MyD88 medicated NF-kappa B activation. Furthermore, circ-RELL1 can abolish the inhibition of inflammation response by miR-6873-3p. Our findings illustrate a novel regulatory pathway that circ-RELL1 modulate inflammatory response by miR-6873-3p/MyD88/NF-kappa B axis in ox-LDL induced endothelial cells, which provides a potential therapeutic candidate for endothelium inflammation in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. (C) 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc.