RRC ID 70148
Author Li L, Zhan M, Li M.
Title Circular RNA circ_0130438 suppresses TNF-α-induced proliferation, migration, invasion and inflammation in human fibroblast-like MH7A synoviocytes by regulating miR-130a-3p/KLF9 axis.
Journal Transpl Immunol
Abstract BACKGROUND:Circular RNAs (circRNAs) can play a critical role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis by involving gene regulation by competing for shared microRNAs (miRNAs), a family of small noncoding RNAs. MiR-130a-3p is a disease-related miRNA and Kruppel-like factor 9 (KLF9) is a zinc finger transcription factor, which are involved in RA pathogenesis. Here, we identified the action of circRNA circ_0130438 in regulating fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) stimulated by tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α).
METHODS:The direct relationship between miR-130a-3p and circRNA circ_0130438 or KLF9 was predicted by bioinformatics analysis and examined by a dual-luciferase reporter or RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) assay. CircRNA circ_0130438, miR-130a-3p and KLF9 factor expression levels were gauged by a quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) or a western blot method. Cell proliferation ability was analyzed by a 5-Ethynyl-2'-Deoxyuridine (EdU) staining assay. The transwell assay was used to evaluate cell migration and invasion capacities. The production levels of interleukin-1β (IL)-1β, IL-6 and IL-8 were assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
RESULTS:The level of circRNA circ_0130438 was reduced in RA tissues (P = 0.0001) and FLSs isolated from RA tissues (P = 0.0001) compared with corresponding normal controls. Exposure of human fibroblast-like MH7A synoviocytes to TNF-α suppressed circRNA circ_0130438 expression (P < 0.0001). In contrast, the elevated expression of circRNA circ_0130438 suppressed the TNF-α-induced proliferation (P = 0.0047) and migration (P = 0.0023) of MH7A cells, as well as their pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8) production (P < 0.0001, P < 0.0001 and P < 0.0001). The circRNA circ_0130438 contained a miR-130a-3p binding site. Furthermore, the increase of miR-130-3p in TNF-α-stimulated MH7A cells reversed the effects of circRNA circ_0130438 elevation on cell proliferation (P = 0.0006), migration (P = 0.0406) and pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8) production (P = 0.0036, P < 0.0001 and P = 0.0004), indicating that miR-130a-3p was a functional mediator of circRNA circ_0130438 regulation. We also documented that KLF9 was a direct target and downstream effector of miR-130a-3p. Importantly, circRNA circ_0130438 enhanced KLF9 expression (P < 0.0001) in TNF-α-stimulated MH7A cells by functioning as a competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) for miR-130a-3p (P = 0.0004).
CONCLUSION:Our findings demonstrate that the elevated expression of circRNA circ_0130438 suppresses TNF-α-induced migration, proliferation and pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8) production of human MH7A cells by enhancing KLF9 expression by operating as a ceRNA for miR-130a-3p.
Volume 72
Pages 101588
Published 2022-6-1
DOI 10.1016/j.trim.2022.101588
PII S0966-3274(22)00062-4
PMID 35358709
MeSH Arthritis, Rheumatoid* / genetics Arthritis, Rheumatoid* / metabolism Arthritis, Rheumatoid* / pathology Cell Proliferation / genetics Cells, Cultured Cytokines / metabolism Fibroblasts Humans Inflammation / metabolism Interleukin-6 / metabolism Interleukin-8 / genetics Interleukin-8 / metabolism Kruppel-Like Transcription Factors / genetics Kruppel-Like Transcription Factors / metabolism MicroRNAs* / genetics RNA, Circular / genetics Synoviocytes* / metabolism Synoviocytes* / pathology Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / metabolism
IF 1.624
Human and Animal Cells MH7A(RCB1512)