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Front. Oncol. | doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.01261

hsa_circ_0007841: A novel potential biomarker and drug resistance for multiple myeloma

Meng Gao1,  Han Xiao1, Dong Hang1, Siyi Jiang1, Yunfeng Fu1 and  Liying Gong1*
  • 1Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China

Purpose:It has been shown that circular RNA (circRNA) is a key regulatory factor in development and progression of human tumors. However, the working mechanism and clinical significance of most circRNAs remain unknown in human cancer, including multiple myeloma (MM), a hematologic malignancy.
Patients and methods:In the present study, high-throughput circRNA microarray was combined with bioinformatics to identify differentially expressed circRNAs in MM. The hsa_circ_0007841 expressions were shown in MM tissues of 86 patients and drug-resistant cell lines and pathological features were detected. Further, the relationship between hsa_circ_0007841 expressions in the MM tissues and pathological features of MM patients were discussed. The role of hsa_circ_0007841 as a potential biomarker and therapeutic target was analyzed.
Results:Our results indicated that in MM tissues collected from patients, MM cell lines and drug-resistant cell lines, the hsa_circ_0007841 expression was significantly upregulated. A close connection with prognosis was observed. That is, hsa_circ_0007841 upregulation was correlated with chromosomal aberrations, such as gain 1q21, t(4:14) and mutations in ATR and IRF4 genes. This finding was further verified in large samples. Finally, bioinformatics analysis indicated interaction that 8 differentially expressed miRNAs and 10 candidate mRNAs interacted with hsa_circ_0007841. These results sheds new light on the basic functional research in the future.
Conclusion:It was reported for the first time that hsa_circ_0007841 was significantly upregulated in MM. Our study indicated that hsa_circ_0007841 may be a novel biomarker for MM and involved in the progression of MM.

Keywords: circular RNAs, biomarker, diagnosis, prognosis, Multiple Myeloma

Received: 02 Jun 2019; Accepted: 31 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Gao, Xiao, Hang, Jiang, Fu and Gong. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Liying Gong, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410013, Hunan Province, China,