Circular RNA (circRNA) play important roles in the pathological processes of many diseases. By analyzing the results of the GSE100186 chip, we found that the expression of circRNA ZNF609 (circ-ZNF609) was significantly increased in renal cell carcinoma. Recently, there are studies showing that circ-ZNF609 can regulate cell proliferation and invasion ability of various cells. In this study, we investigated whether circ-ZNF609 may affect cell invasion and proliferation in renal carcinoma. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction was performed to detect the expression of circ-ZNF609 in renal carcinoma cell lines and renal epithelial cells. The direct interaction between microRNA-138-5p (miR-138-5p) and forkhead box P4 (FOXP4) or circ-ZNF609 was confirmed by luciferase reporter assay and RNA immunoprecipitation assay. We use Cell Counting Kit-8, 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine, and Matrigel assays to assess the effect of miR-138-5p or circ-ZNF609 on cell proliferation or invasion ability. And we found that circ-ZNF609 is significantly increased in renal carcinoma cell lines. In addition, the high expression of circ-ZNF609 promotes cell proliferation and invasion ability. In short, our current study reveals the role of the circ-ZNF609/miR-138-5p/FOXP4 regulatory network in renal carcinoma and provides a new perspective for the pathogenesis of renal carcinoma.
Journal of cellular physiology. 2018 Nov 27 [Epub ahead of print]
Yunhe Xiong, Jiabin Zhang, Chao Song
Urology Department, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China., Urology Department, Mindong Hospital Affiliated to Fujian Medical University, Fu'an, China.