Regulation Mechanism of MicroRNAs in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Author(s): Feng-Yun Gong, Tao Bai, Ding-Yu Zhang*, Chao-lin Huang, Jing Lv, Jing-Li Wang, Xu-Dong Hu, Juan Wang, Wei Liu

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 23 , Issue 39 , 2017

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MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs with regulatory biological activity, by modulating target genes on epigenetic, transcriptional, post-transciptional and translational levels. Hundreds of reports indicated that miRNAs play important roles in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Actually, microRNAs are both regulation targets and regulators targeting effector genes. This article reviewed multifaceted role of microRNAs associated to NSCLC, not only targeting to but also targeted by tumor related genes, to help us understand microRNAs related complex regulation networks. Aberrant expressed micoRNAs and their targets were summarized; the statistical results showed that several microRNAs may play key roles by targeting multiple tumor associated targets. On the other hand, Oncogenes and tumor repressors represented by PTEN were also shown to be the most popular targets of microRNAs. Additionally, ZEB1/2 may be a featured pathway in NSCLC, with significant frequency modulated by microRNAs.

Keywords: Regulation mechanism, MicroRNAs, non-coding RNAs, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), tumor, oncogenes.

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Year: 2017
Published on: 14 July, 2017
Page: [5973 - 5982]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666170714153424
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