MicroRNAs-based Therapy: A Novel and Promising Strategy for Cancer Treatment

Author(s): Ramona Moles*

Journal Name: MicroRNA

Volume 6 , Issue 2 , 2017

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MicroRNAs are short non-coding RNAs involved in critical biological processes. In the past decade, the deregulation of miRNAs has been well-documented in a wide range of human diseases, including cancer.

Overexpression and downregulation of miRNAs affect cellular pathways that contribute to carcinogenesis and tumor progression. This evidence makes miRNAs a suitable candidate for therapeutic applications and leads to developing strategies to manipulate their expression.

Consistently, in vitro and in vivo studies show that Let-7, miR-10b, miR-21, miR-34, miR-155 and miR-221 are promising targets to develop miRNAs-based therapy for human malignancies.

The purpose of this review is to discuss the different approaches that can be used to restore or reduce miRNAs expression in human cancer and the therapeutic implications.

Keywords: AntimiRNAs, cancer therapy, Let-7, MiR-10b, MiR-155, MiR-21, MiR-221, MiR-34, miRNA mimics, miRNA therapeutic, tumor.

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Article Details

Year: 2017
Published on: 10 July, 2017
Page: [102 - 109]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/2211536606666170710183039
Price: $65

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