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Circular RNA hsa_circ_0004015 regulates the proliferation, invasion, and TKI drug resistance of non-small cell lung cancer by miR-1183/PDPK1 signaling pathway

Zhou, You, Zheng, Xiao, Xu, Bin, Chen, Lujun, Wang, Qi, Deng, Haifeng, Jiang, Jingting
Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2019 v.508 no.2 pp. 527-535
carcinogenesis, cell proliferation, cell viability, circular RNA, drug resistance, lung neoplasms, patients, signal transduction, survival rate, tissues
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) were recently reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), however, the molecular mechanisms of circRNAs in cell proliferation, invasion and TKI drug resistance remain largely undetermined. Here, we identified hsa_circ_0004015 was upregulated in NSCLC tissues, and was associated with the poor overall survival rate of NSCLC patients. Knockdown of hsa_circ_0004015 significantly decreased cell viability, proliferation, and invasion, whereas overexpression exhibited opposed effects in vivo and in vitro. Furthermore, hsa_circ_0004015 could enhance the resistance of HCC827 to gefitinib. In mechanism, hsa_circ_0004015 acted as a sponge for miR-1183, and PDPK1 was revealed to be target gene of miR-1183. Subsequently, functional assays illustrated that the oncogenic effects of hsa_circ_0004015 was attributed to the regulation of miR-1183/PDPK1 axis. In conclusion, circ_0016760/miR-1183/PDPK1 signaling pathway might play vital roles in the tumorigenesis of NSCLC.