Benjamin L. Jackson
MicroRNA in prostate cancer: functional importance and potential as circulating biomarkers
Jackson, Benjamin L.; Grabowska, Anna; Ratan, Hari L.
Hari L. Ratan
This non-systematic review article aims to summarise the progress made in understanding the functional consequences of microRNA (miRNA) dysregulation in prostate cancer development, and the identification of potential miRNA targets as serum biomarkers for diagnosis or disease stratification.
A number of miRNAs have been shown to influence key cellular processes involved in prostate tumourigenesis, including apoptosis-avoidance, cell proliferation and migration and the androgen signalling pathway. An overlapping group of miRNAs have shown differential expression in the serum of patients with prostate cancer of varying stages compared with unaffected individuals. The majority of studies thus far however, involve small numbers of patients and have shown variable and occasionally conflicting results
MiRNAs show promise as potential circulating biomarkers in prostate cancer, but larger prospective studies are required to validate particular targets and better define their clinical utility.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Jackson, B. L., Grabowska, A., & Ratan, H. L. (2014). MicroRNA in prostate cancer: functional importance and potential as circulating biomarkers. BMC Cancer, 14(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-14-930|
|Keywords||Prostatic neoplasms; MicroRNAs; Biological markers|
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