Circular RNA circ_0026359 Enhances Cisplatin Resistance in Gastric Cancer via Targeting miR-1200/POLD4 Pathway

Biomed Res Int. 2020 Aug 13;2020:5103272. doi: 10.1155/2020/5103272. eCollection 2020.


Human gastric cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors with a poor prognosis. Cisplatin (CDDP) is a well-known first-line chemotherapeutic drug. Acquired resistance retards the clinical application of CDDP in gastric cancer. In this study, circular RNA circ_0026359 was demonstrated to be overexpressed in gastric cancer tissues/cells compared with normal gastric tissues/cells and was overexpressed in CDDP-resistant gastric cancer tissues/cells compared with CDDP-sensitive gastric cancer tissues/cells. High levels of circ_0026359 were associated with low overall survival (OS) and relapse-free survival (RFS) rates in gastric cancer patients. circ_0026359 was examined to promote CDDP resistance in gastric cancer cells. circ_0026359 directly interacted and negatively regulated miR-1200. POLD4 was a direct target of miR-1200. miR-1200/POLD4 pathway mediated the promoting role of circ_0026359 in CDDP resistance of gastric cancer. circ_0026359 could be used as a potential target for CDDP-resistant gastric cancer therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents / pharmacology
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cisplatin / pharmacology*
  • DNA Polymerase III / genetics*
  • DNA Polymerase III / metabolism
  • Drug Resistance, Neoplasm / drug effects
  • Drug Resistance, Neoplasm / genetics*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Humans
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • MicroRNAs / genetics
  • RNA, Circular / genetics*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / genetics
  • Stomach Neoplasms / mortality
  • Stomach Neoplasms / pathology
  • Survival Rate


  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • MicroRNAs
  • RNA, Circular
  • POLD4 protein, human
  • DNA Polymerase III
  • Cisplatin