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Plasmatic circRNA Predicting the Occurrence of Human Glioblastoma

Authors Chen A, Zhong L, Ju K, Lu T, Lv J, Cao H

Received 6 February 2020

Accepted for publication 9 April 2020

Published 29 April 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 2917—2923


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Antonella D'Anneo

Ainian Chen,1 Lingling Zhong,1 Keju Ju,1 Ting Lu,1 Jia Lv,2 Hua Cao1

1Department of Neurology, The Affiliated Huai’an No.1 People’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Huai’an, Jiangsu 223300, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Huai’an No.1 People’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Huai’an, Jiangsu 223300, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Hua Cao
Department of Neurology, The Affiliated Huai’an No.  1 People’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 01 Huanghe Road West, Huai’an 223300, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China
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Background: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary malignant tumor in adult central nervous system and results in disappointing survival outcomes. Although the diagnosis and therapy approach have been developed recently, the prognosis of GBM remains poor. A novel, minimally invasive biomarker for GBM is necessary for early diagnosis or prognosis prediction.
Methods: All circRNAs were detected by qRT-PCR in GBM samples including training and validation sets. We used the risk score analysis to assume the diagnosis ability for GBM. The receiver operating characteristic curve was also employed.
Results: Among the 14 candidates, circRNA, circNT5E, circFOXO3, circ_0001946, circ_0029426, circ-SHPRH, and circMMP9 were detected with increased levels in the training set. Further investigation in the validation set indicated that circFOXO3, circ_0029426, and circ-SHPRH might be the fingerprints for GBM compared with controls. The risk score analysis revealed that the combination of three circRNAs could distinguish the GBM from healthy control with the area under curve value of 0.980 and 0.906, respectively.
Conclusion: The three circRNAs might be novel fingerprints for predicting the occurrence of GBM.

Keywords: glioma, circRNA, plasma, biomarker, serum

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