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The expression profile and clinical application potential of hsa_circ_0000711 in colorectal cancer

Authors Li J, Ni S, Zhou C, Ye M

Received 26 April 2018

Accepted for publication 11 June 2018

Published 17 August 2018 Volume 2018:10 Pages 2777—2784


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Kenan Onel

Jinyun Li,1 Shumin Ni,1 Chongchang Zhou,2 Meng Ye1

1Department of Oncology and Hematology, The Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Ningbo University, Ningbo, China; 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Lihuili Hospital of Ningbo University, Ningbo, China

Introduction: Circular RNAs, as a class of long-time-ignored non-coding RNA, have been revealed as multifunctional RNAs in recent years, especially in the cancer research. However, the mechanism of most circular RNAs and their clinical application values in human cancers remain unknown, including in colorectal cancer (CRC).
Methods: In this study, we focused on the expression pattern and clinical values of hsa_circ_0000711 in CRC. The expression level of hsa_circ_0000711 in 101 paired CRC tissues and 3 CRC cell lines (HCT116, COLO205, and H-T29), as well as human normal colon epithelial cell line NCM460, were measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction.
Results: Our results revealed that the expression level of hsa_circ_0000711 was significantly downregulated in CRC tissues (P=9.35E-16) and CRC cell lines (P<0.01). In addition, the area under the receiver characteristic curves was 0.81. The sensitivity and specificity were 0.91 and 0.58, respectively. Meanwhile, our study showed that low expression of hsa_circ_0000711 could serve as an independent prediction biomarker associated with poor overall survival of CRC patients (hazard ratio =2.409; 95% CI: 1.276–4.547; P=0.004).
Conclusion: All of these results indicated that hsa_circ_0000711 may play a crucial role in CRC carcinogenesis and could be a potential effective biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of CRC.

Keywords: circular RNAs, biomarker, diagnosis, prognosis, CRC

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