Ovarian cancer (OVA) is a fatal and common malignancy in women worldwide. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) consist of a family of circular endogenous RNAs generated by selective splicing, and they are involved in many diseases. Previous studies reported that hsa_circ_0007874 is aberrantly expressed in cancer and functions in tumorigenesis. While the hsa_circ_0007874 role in OVA is unclear. Here, we detected the hsa_circ_0007874 expression in OVA cell lines using Rt-qPCR. Hsa_circ_0007874 subcellular localization was confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization. The relationship between hsa_circ_0007874, microRNAs (miRNAs), and relative protein levels was assessed using the luciferase reporter assays. Results verified that hsa_circ_0007874 is downregulated in OVA cell lines. hsa_circ_0007874 overexpression decreased the OVA cell migration and proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Bioinformatics and luciferase reporter assays confirmed that miR-760 and SOCS3 are the downstream targets of hsa_circ_0007874. Downregulation of SOCS3 or miR-760 overexpression restored the migration and proliferation ability of SKOV3 or A2780 cells overexpressing hsa_circ_0007874. Downregulation of SOCS3 restored the proliferation and migration in miR-760 knockdown SKOV3 and A2780 cells. In summary, the data suggest that hsa_circ_0007874 acts as a tumor suppressor by regulating the miR-760/SOCS3 axis, highlighting its potential as an effective therapeutic target for OVA.
- ovarian cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cancer Research