Biology of Circulating Nucleic Acids and Possible Roles in Diagnosis and Treatment in Diabetes and Cancer

Author(s): Peter B. Gahan

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders)

Volume 12 , Issue 5 , 2012

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The presence of DNA and RNA circulating in human plasma and serum is described. The possible sources of the DNA/RNA in blood, their ability to enter other cells and to express in the recipient cells are discussed and the relationship with metastases considered. The possible role(s) of the DNA/RNA in clinical diagnosis, in monitoring treatment and in prognosis are considered for diabetes and oncology.

Keywords: Circulating DNA/RNA, plasma/serum, diabetes, cancer, diagnosis, nucleic acid uptake/expression, recipient cells, human plasma, human blood, severe sepsis, clinical patients, systemic lupus erythematosus patients, cancer patients, tumour cell derived, cardiovascular disease

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Year: 2012
Page: [360 - 370]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/187152612804142224
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