LncRNAs as Architects in Cancer Biomarkers with Interface of Epitranscriptomics- Incipient Targets in Cancer Therapy

Author(s): Suman Kumar Ray, Sukhes Mukherjee*

Journal Name: Current Cancer Drug Targets

Volume 21 , Issue 5 , 2021

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Long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) epitomize a class of non-coding regulatory RNAs with more than 200 nucleotides, which are long and situated in the nucleus or cytoplasm and rarely encode proteins. Accruing evidence signposts that lncRNAs act as molecular switches in different cellular activities like differentiation, apoptosis, as well as reprogramming of cellular states by modifying gene expression patterns. The revelation of immense numbers of lncRNA with their wide variety of expression patterns in different kinds of malignancy, tumor explicitness, and their steadiness in circulating body fluids deliver an innovative groundwork for emerging diagnosis and treatments for cancer. Mechanisms associating lncRNAs in carcinogenesis are conquered by deregulation of cellular signaling pathways and altered epitranscriptome along with their expression. Specified these attributes, it becomes clear that the improvement of new tools to identify lncRNAs with higher affectability will be fundamental to allow the identification of the expression pattern of lncRNAs in various kinds of malignant growth and may likewise be utilized to envisage cancer prognosis in addition to the patients' outcome. Improvement of RNA targeting-based therapeutics is delivering incredible prospects to modulate lncRNAs for anti-cancer initiatives. Henceforth, lncRNAs can be used exclusively as possible cancer biomarkers for early diagnosis and anticipation of malignancy, as well as metastasis. In addition to the basic curative targets and along these, lncRNAs hold resilient assurance towards the revelation of innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for malignant growth with the interface of epitranscriptomics information. This review aims to briefly discuss the latest findings regarding the roles and mechanisms of some important lncRNAs in the pathogenesis, regulation, and lncRNA-associated epigenetics of cancer along with targeting lncRNAs with potential approaches for impending diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in malignancies.

Keywords: LncRNA, epigenetic, gene expression, malignant growth, metastasis, innovative diagnostics.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 06 January, 2021
Page: [416 - 427]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1568009620666210106122421
Price: $65

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