Background: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are non-coding RNAs with a covalently closed loop. circRNAs affect the progression of diverse cancers. Nonetheless, circ_0001806 expression and function in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are undefined.
Methods: qRT-PCR was executed to examine circ_0001806, miR-1182 and NOVA2 mRNA expression levels in NSCLC tissues and cells. CCK-8, EdU, cell scratch test and Transwell assay were conducted to examine the viability, multiplication, migration and invasion of NSCLC cell lines H1650 and HCC827. The binding sites between circ_0001806 and miR-1182, miR-1182 and NOVA2 mRNA were predicted by the circular RNA Interactome and TargetScan databases, and the dual-luciferase reporter gene experiment was employed for verification. Western blot was implemented to examine NOVA2 expression.
Results: Circ_0001806 expression in NSCLC tissues and cell lines was substantially augmented, while miR-1182 expression was markedly decreased. Circ_0001806 facilitated the multiplication, migration and invasion of H1650 and HCC827 cells, while miR-1182 exerted the opposite effect. Circ_0001806 indirectly enhanced NOVA2 expression by specifically down-modulating miR-1182.
Conclusion: Circ_0001806 augments NOVA2 expression by targeting miR-1182 to enhance the multiplication, migration and invasion of NSCLC cells.
Keywords: NOVA2; NSCLC; circ_0001806; miR-1182.
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