OBJECTIVE: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been proved to play a vital role in tumorigenesis and progression. Nevertheless, the potential mechanism of circRNAs in prostate cancer (PC) remains unclear. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the exact role of circ_0004417 in the progression of prostate cancer.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression of circ_0004417 in primary PC tissues and cell lines. In vitro experiments were conducted to explore the function of circ_0004417 in PC progression, including cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, colony formation assay and transwell assay. Furthermore, the regulatory function of circ_0004417 on miRNA, p-Akt and E-cadherin was investigated to elucidate the potential mechanisms.
RESULTS: Circ_0004417 was significantly down-regulated in PC tissues and cells (p<0.05). Functional experiments proved that circ_0004417 overexpression markedly inhibited the proliferation and invasion of PC cells (p<0.05). In addition, the results demonstrated that circ_0004417 served as a sponge for miR-1228 and regulated expressions of p-Akt and E-cadherin.
CONCLUSIONS: Circ_0004417 inhibits the progression of prostate cancer through sponging miR-1228. All our findings suggest that circ_0004417 can be used as a potential therapeutic target for PC.Free PDF Download
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H.-Y. Xia, C.-D. Liu, W. Liang, X.-Y. Huo, X.-W. Wei
Circ_0004417 inhibits the progression of prostate cancer through sponging miR-1228
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 25 - N. 3