Hsa_circ_0035483 sponges hsa-miR-335 to promote the gemcitabine-resistance of human renal cancer cells by autophagy regulation

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2019 Oct 29;519(1):172-178. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.08.093. Epub 2019 Sep 3.


Renal clear cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common pathological type of renal carcinoma and drug resistance often occurs. We studied the effect of hsa_circ_0035483 on gemcitabine sensitivity in RCC, and explored its regulatory effect on downstream hsa-miR-335 and Cyclin B1 (CCNB1). High-throughput sequencing was used to analyze the differentially expressed circRNA in RCC. The expressions of hsa_circ_0035483, hsa-miR-335, CCNB1, and autophagy-related proteins were detected by RT-PCR or Western blot. The target relationships were revealed by RNA pulldown assay and dual luciferase report assay. Autophagy marker LC3 was detected by immunofluorescence. Cell viability was detected by MTT assay. Hsa_circ_0035483 can facilitate gemcitabine-induced autophagy, and enhance the resistance of RCC to gemcitabine. Hsa-miR-335 is the target regulatory point of hsa_circ_0035483. In addition, hsa_circ_0035483 promotes autophagy and tumor growth and enhances gemcitabine resistance in RCC by regulating hsa-miR-335/CCNB1, and silenced hsa_circ_0035483 can enhance gemcitabine sensitivity in vivo. Hsa_circ_0035483 may be the target of gemcitabine resistance in the treatment of RCC.

Keywords: CCNB1; Gemcitabine resistance; RCC; hsa-miR-335; hsa_circ_0035483.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Autophagy / drug effects
  • Autophagy / genetics*
  • Base Sequence
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cyclin B1 / genetics
  • Cyclin B1 / metabolism
  • Deoxycytidine / analogs & derivatives*
  • Deoxycytidine / pharmacology
  • Deoxycytidine / therapeutic use
  • Drug Resistance, Neoplasm / drug effects
  • Drug Resistance, Neoplasm / genetics*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic* / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Mice, Inbred BALB C
  • Mice, Nude
  • MicroRNAs / genetics
  • MicroRNAs / metabolism*
  • RNA, Circular / genetics
  • RNA, Circular / metabolism*


  • Cyclin B1
  • MIRN335 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs
  • RNA, Circular
  • Deoxycytidine
  • gemcitabine