DataSheet5_CircRNA Microarray Profiling Reveals hsa_circ_0058493 as a Novel Biomarker for Imatinib-Resistant CML.ZIP
Background: CircRNA has appeared as a critical molecular in the development of various cancers. However, the cellular function of circRNAs and exosomal circRNAs has not been well explored in Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
Methods: Differentially expressed circRNAs were identified by a human circRNA microarray analysis. The expression of hsa_circ_0058493 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and exosomes was verified using quantitative real-time PCR. Short hairpin RNAs against hsa_circ_0058493 were constructed to silence the expression of circ_0058493. CCK8, flow cytometry and EdU assay were performed to investigate the biological functions of circ_0058493.
Results: Hsa_circ_0058493 was significantly overexpressed in the PBMCs of CML patients and high level of circ_0058493 was associated with the poor clinical efficacy of imatinib. Silencing the expression of circ_0058493 significantly inhibited the development of imatinib-resistant CML cells. miR-548b-3p was overexpressed in circ_0058493-downregulated CML cells. Bioinformatic analysis revealed that circ_0058493 might exert its regulatory function acting as a “sponge” of miR-548b-3p. Moreover, hsa_circ_0058493 was significantly enriched in the exosomes derived from imatinib-resistant CML cells.
Conclusion: Hsa_circ_0058493 in PBMCs could be a promising prognostic biomarker and might provide a therapeutic target for CML treatment.