J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. Jul-Aug 2021;35(4):1279-1286. doi: 10.23812/20-724-L.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE

CircRNA (circ_0008057) promotes uremic serum-mediated proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells via miR-370/PLk1 signaling pathway

Zhang JW1, Xu GY2, Wang XF2, Zhao YL3, Kong QR3.

Author information

1  Department of Intensive-care Unit, Dongying Victory Hospital Intensive-care Unit, Dongying, China.
2  Department of Urology, Dongying Victory Hospital, Dongying, China.
3  Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dongying Victory Hospital, Dongying, China.

Abstract

In order to explore the mechanism of gefitinib-acquired resistance in lung cancer, a new biomarker has been developed for early clinical diagnosis and intervention; human NSCLC (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) cell lines H292 (denoted as H292S) and PC9 (denoted as PC9S) were used to establish gefitinibresistant NSCLC cell lines H292 and PC9 models. CCK-8 (Cell Counting Kit-8) method was used to test the drug resistance of the cells. circRNAs (circular RNAs) that were differentially expressed before and after resistance were screened by RNA sequencing technology. The effects of circSETD3 overexpression and interference on the sensitivity of gefitinib was observed to analyze the nuclear localization of circSETD3 and verify the interaction between circSETD3-miR-520h-ABCG2. The results showed that the most significant change in differential expression of human NSCLC cell lines before and after drug resistance was hsa_circ_0000567, that is, circSETD3, which is mainly present in the cytoplasm. In H292S and PC9S, compared with the negative control group, the cell proliferation ability of the overexpression group was significantly increased, and the apoptosis ability was significantly decreased. In H292R and PC9R, compared with the negative control group, the proliferation ability of the interference group was significantly decreased, and the apoptosis ability was significantly increased. Overexpression of circSETD3 to H292S and PC9S, the expression of ABCG2 increased significantly. Also, the expression of ABCG2 decreased significantly after transfection with miR-520h mimics. H292R and PC9R interfered with circSETD3, the expression of ABCG2 decreased significantly. Moreover, the expression of ABCG2 increased significantly after transfection with miR-520h inhibitor. In conclusion, circSETD3 can be used as a novel biomarker for lung cancer. It relieves miR-520h degradation of the transporter ABCG2 by down-regulating the miR-520h expression, causing gefitinib to be pumped out of the cell.

KEYWORDS:

PLK1, circ_0008057, miR-370, uremic serum, vascular smooth muscle cells

Publication type

  • Journal Article

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