The emerging role of miRNA clusters in breast cancer progression

Kandettu, Amoolya and Raghu, AR and Chakrabarty, Sanjiban and Sriharikrishnaa, S and Prasada, Shama K (2020) The emerging role of miRNA clusters in breast cancer progression. BBA - Reviews on Cancer, 1874. pp. 1-18. ISSN 0304-419X

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Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are essential for regulation of gene expression of the target genes. Large number of miRNAs are organized into defined units known as miRNA clusters (MCs). The MCs consist of two or more than two miRNA encoding genes driven by a single promoter, transcribed together in the same orientation, that are not separated from each other by a transcription unit. Aberrant miRNA clusters expression is reported in breast cancer (BC), exhibiting both pro-tumorogenic and anti-tumorigenic role. Altered MCs expression facilitates to breast carcinogenesis by promoting the breast cells to acquire the various hallmarks of the cancer. Since miRNA clusters contain multiple miRNA encoding genes, targeting cluster may be more attractive than targeting individual miRNAs. Besides targeting dysregulated miRNA clusters in BC, studies have focused on the mechanism of action, and its contribution to the progression of the BC. The present review provides a comprehensive overview of dysregulated miRNA clusters and its role in the acquisition of cancer hallmarks in BC. More specifically, we have presented the regulation, differential expression, classification, targets, mechanism of action, and signaling pathways of miRNA clusters in BC. Additionally, we have also discussed the potential utility of the miRNA cluster as a diagnostic and prognostic indicator in BC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MiRNA cluster; breast cancer; diagnosis; prognosis; signaling pathways; therapeutic resistnce.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Life Sciences > MLSC Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 12:03
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 12:03

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