Joint Conference of HGM 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics , 2013-04-13

Title : ( miR-338-3p is aberrantly expressed in iranian patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma )

Authors: H. Mollaie , S. J. Moshtaghian , Maryam Moghaddam Matin , B. Memar , S. J. Mowla , S. A. Aleyasin , Moein Farshchian , M. Shafiee ,

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Objectives: Esophageal cancer is one of the most lethal cancers that its mortality: incidence ratio is about 91% and at the time of diagnosis, nearly 50% of patients have metastasis. northeast of Iran has one of the highest incidence rates of esophageal cancer worldwide. microRNAs are a new-identified class of non-coding RNAs that their miss-regulated expression has been observed in many diseases such as cancers. miR-338-3p has an important role in cancer-related processes regarding to its validated targets such as Mmp9 (matrix metalloproteinase 9), SMO (smoothend protein), neuroblastoma RAS viral (v-ras) oncogene homolog (N-ras) and MYC. Mmp9 is a matrix metalloproteinase involved in normal and disease processes, such as metastasis. SMO can function as an oncogene and its mutations can lead to unregulated activation of the hedgehog pathway that has been implicated in the development of cancer. Methods: Our aim in this study has been to evaluate miR-338-3p expression levels in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tumor samples in comparison with non-tumor marginal area. So after preparation of 37 FFPE (formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded) clinical samples (tumor cells and their adjacent normal cells), extraction of microRNAs in total RNA, specific cDNA synthesis and real-time PCR amplification of miR-338- 3p was performed. Results: According to statistical analysis, our data indicates that the expression level of miR-338-3p in tumor cells is significantly lower than adjacent normal esophageal tissues. miR-338-3p down-regulation has been reported in some other cancers such as HCC and liver cancer. Conclusion: In our data, as the first aberrant miR-338-3p report in an area with high incidence of ESCC (hot region), this microRNA may play as a tumor suppressor in ESCC. Since microRNA-based tumor-markers have advantages vs. other types of biomarkers, such as stability in FFPE tissues and availability in body liquid, this microRNA might be a novel tumor marker for early diagnosis of ESCC.

Keywords

, miR-338-3p, esophageal squamous cell
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@inproceedings{paperid:1035734,
author = {H. Mollaie and S. J. Moshtaghian and Moghaddam Matin, Maryam and B. Memar and S. J. Mowla and S. A. Aleyasin and Farshchian, Moein and M. Shafiee},
title = {miR-338-3p is aberrantly expressed in iranian patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma},
booktitle = {Joint Conference of HGM 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics},
year = {2013},
location = {مارینا},
keywords = {miR-338-3p; esophageal squamous cell carcinoma},
}

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%0 Conference Proceedings
%T miR-338-3p is aberrantly expressed in iranian patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
%A H. Mollaie
%A S. J. Moshtaghian
%A Moghaddam Matin, Maryam
%A B. Memar
%A S. J. Mowla
%A S. A. Aleyasin
%A Farshchian, Moein
%A M. Shafiee
%J Joint Conference of HGM 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics
%D 2013

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