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Mahdian Expression Profile of MiR200 Family Members and Their Targets in Prostate Cancer

Khorasani M., Shahbazi S., Abolhasani M., Shahrokh H., R.


Prostate cancer (PCa) shows the highest rate of new cancer cases in male population. Low sensitivity and specificity of traditional diagnostic tests have limited their implementation for early detection of PCa. The differential expression pattern of miR200 family and their target genes has the potential of being considered as biomarkers for prostate cancer detection in combination with traditional screening. In this study we aimed to investigate changes in the expression profiles of the miR200 family members/targets in PCa tissue samples. We examined the miR200 family members and their target genes (TCF7L1, CTBP2, E2F3, CTNNB1, DLC1 and EP300) expression profile using quantitative Realtime PCR (samples n = 24). The results showed decreased mean expression level of miR200a and miR429 and DLC1 gene in tumor samples. Also, the expression level of E2F3, CTNNB1, EP300, CTBP2 and TCF7L1 genes was upregulated in the tumor samples. ROC and AUC analysis showed that the combination of miR200 family and their target genes expression profile successfully discriminated PCa samples from their nontumor counterparts (miR200 family AUC = 0.699,p < 0.01 and target genes AUC = 0.899, p < 0.0001, respectively). The results of this study indicate that the deregulated expression of the miR200 family and their gene targets may have a role in the pathogenesis of PCa. We suggest further assessment of the expression profile of miR200 family and their target genes in comparison with other PCa diagnostic biomarkers.

Key words: Biomarker, MicroRNAs, miR200 family, Prostate cancer, Quantitative Realtime PCR

Tsitologiya i Genetika 2021, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 67-69

  1. Department of Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology Research Center, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
  2. Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
  3. Oncopathology Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  4. Department of Pathology, Hasheminejad kidney Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  5. Department of Urooncology, Hasheminejad kidney Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

E-mail: dr.reza.mahdian

Khorasani M., Shahbazi S., Abolhasani M., Shahrokh H., R. Mahdian Expression Profile of MiR200 Family Members and Their Targets in Prostate Cancer, Tsitol Genet., 2021, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 67-69.

In "Cytology and Genetics":
Maryam Khorasani, Shirin Shahbazi, Maryam Abolhasani, Hossein Shahrokh & Reza Mahdian Expression Profile of MiR-200 Family Members and Their Targets in Prostate Cancer, Cytol Genet., 2021, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 357367
DOI: 10.3103/S009545272104006X


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