Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma and Serum: Roles in Diagnosis and Prognosis in Diabetes and Cancer

Author(s): Peter B. Gahan

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

Volume 8 , Issue 2 , 2008

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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

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Year: 2008
Page: [100 - 108]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/187152608784746484
Price: $65

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