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GSE122796: RNA Sequencing of three pairs of gastric cancer

Bulk RNA sequencing

The prognosis after curative resection of gastric cancer (GC) remains unsatisfactory, and thus, the development of treatments involving alternative molecular and genetic targets is critical. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), new stars of the non-coding RNA network, have been identified as critical regulators in various cancers. Here, we aimed to determine the circRNA expression profile and investigate the functional and prognostic significance of circRNA in GC. Using next-generation sequencing profiling, we first characterized an abundant circRNA, hsa_circ_0008549, derived from the OSBPL10 gene, and named it circOSBPL10. The expression of circOSBPL10 was found via quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) to be upregulated in GC tissues, and silencing of circOSBPL10 significantly inhibited gastric cancer cell growth, migration and invasion in multiple experiments. We further confirmed that miR-136-5p is a downstream target of circOSBPL10 using RNA pull-down and luciferase reporter assays. Rescue experiments confirmed that circOSBPL10 regulates biological functions in GC cells via a circOSBPL10-miR-136-5p-WNT2 axis. In vivo experiments showed that circOSBPL10 promotes tumor growth and metastasis in mice. Furthermore, the level of circOSBPL10 was observed to be a prognostic marker of the overall survival and disease-free survival of patients with GC. Taken together, our findings reveal that circOSBPL10 may serve as a new proliferation factor and prognostic marker in gastric cancer. SOURCE: Jie Chen ( - Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center

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