Hsa_circ_0110757 upregulates ITGA1 to facilitate temozolomide resistance in glioma by suppressing hsa-miR-1298-5p

Cell Death Dis. 2021 Mar 5;12(3):252. doi: 10.1038/s41419-021-03533-x.


Temozolomide (TMZ) is the internationally recognized and preferred drug for glioma chemotherapy treatment. However, TMZ resistance in glioma appears after long-term use and is an urgent problem that needs to be solved. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are noncoding RNAs and play an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of tumors. Hsa_circ_0110757 was identified in TMZ-resistant glioma cells by high-throughput sequencing analysis and was derived from reverse splicing of myeloid cell leukemia-1 (Mcl-1) exons. The role of hsa_circ_0110757 in TMZ-resistant glioma was evaluated both in vitro and in vivo. It was found that hsa_circ_0110757 and ITGA1 are more highly expressed in TMZ-resistant glioma than in TMZ-sensitive glioma. The overexpression of hsa_circ_0110757 in glioma patients treated with TMZ was obviously associated with tumor invasion. This study indicates that hsa_circ_0110757 inhibits glioma cell apoptosis by sponging hsa-miR-1298-5p to promote ITGA1 expression. Thus, hsa_circ_0110757/hsa-miR-1298-5p/ITGA could be a potential therapeutic target for reversing the resistance of glioma to TMZ.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / pharmacology*
  • Apoptosis / drug effects
  • Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Brain Neoplasms / genetics
  • Brain Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Drug Resistance, Neoplasm* / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Glioma / drug therapy*
  • Glioma / genetics
  • Glioma / metabolism
  • Glioma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Integrin alpha1 / genetics
  • Integrin alpha1 / metabolism*
  • Mice, Inbred BALB C
  • Mice, Nude
  • MicroRNAs / genetics
  • MicroRNAs / metabolism*
  • Myeloid Cell Leukemia Sequence 1 Protein / genetics
  • Myeloid Cell Leukemia Sequence 1 Protein / metabolism
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase / metabolism
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt / metabolism
  • RNA, Circular / genetics
  • RNA, Circular / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction
  • Temozolomide / pharmacology*
  • Up-Regulation
  • Xenograft Model Antitumor Assays


  • Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
  • Integrin alpha1
  • MCL1 protein, human
  • MIRN1298 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs
  • Myeloid Cell Leukemia Sequence 1 Protein
  • RNA, Circular
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt
  • Temozolomide