标题：Hsa_circ_101280 promotes hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating miR-375/JAK2
作者：Cao, Shuang; Wang, Guohua; Wang, Jia; Li, Cheng; Zhang, Le
作者机构：[Cao, Shuang] Shandong Univ, Dept Electroneurophysiol, Qilu Childrens Hosp, Jinan 250022, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Wang, Guohua] Taishan Med Uni 更多
通讯作者地址：[Zhang, L]Taishan Med Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, 619 Changcheng Rd, Tai An 271016, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：IMMUNOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY
关键词：Hepatocellular carcinoma; hsa_circ_101280; JAK2; miR-375
摘要：In this study, we sought to predict the effects of a certain circular RNA (circRNA), hsa_circ_101280 (also known as hsa_circ_0100929 and hsa_circ_SLAIN1), on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and to determine the potential mechanism. After screening differentially expressed circRNAs in HCC tissues through Gene Expression Omnibus data analysis, hsa_circ_101280 was found to be highly expressed, and its high expression was verified in HCC cell lines with qRT-PCR along with the low expression of its downstream miRNA miR-375. Colony formation and flow cytometry assays showed that both hsa_circ_101280 silencing and miR-375 overexpression restrained proliferation and promoted apoptosis in HCC cells. JAK2 was identified as a downstream mRNA target of miR-375 by RNA pull-down and dual-luciferase reporter gene assays, its expression in HCC cell lines were positively regulated by hsa_circ_101280 and negatively by miR-375 expression. Furthermore, the silencing of hsa_circ_101280 significantly inhibited the growth of HCC xenografts in nude mice, with the downregulated expression of JAK2. Overall, both the in vitro and in vivo studies revealed that hsa_circ_101280 largely facilitated the tumorigenesis of HCC, characterized by the promoted proliferation and suppressed apoptosis of HCC cells, by sponging miR-375 and upregulating JAK2.