Use of microRNA therapy in Cancer treatment: A novel therapeutic approach

  • Preeti Raperia Department of Biotechnology, Maharishi Markanedshwar University, Mullana, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana 133207, India


The study of a class of small non-coding RNA molecules, named microRNAs (mi RNAs), has advanced our understanding of many of the fundamental processes of cancer biology and the molecular mechanisms underlying tumor initiation and progression. Mi RNA research has become more and more attractive as evidence is emerging that mi RNAs likely play important regulatory roles virtually in all essential bioprocesses. Looking at this field over the past decade it becomes evident that our understanding of mi RNAs remains rather incomplete. As research continues to reveal the mechanisms underlying cancer therapy efficacy, it is clear that mi RNAs contribute to responses to drug therapy and are themselves modified by drug therapy. One important area for mi RNA research is to understand the functions of mi RNAs and the relevant signaling pathways in the initiation, progression and drug-resistance of tumors to be able to design novel, effective targeted therapeutics that directly target pathologically essential mi RNAs and/or their target genes. Another area of increasing importance is the use of mi RNA signatures in the diagnosis and prognosis of various types of cancers. As the study of non-coding RNAs is increasingly more popular and important, it is without doubt that the next several years of mi RNA research will provide more fascinating results.


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Raperia, P. 2019. Use of microRNA therapy in Cancer treatment: A novel therapeutic approach. Journal of Biological Sciences and Medicine. 5, 2 (Jun. 2019).
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