Potential of Long Non- coding RNA Molecules in Diagnosis of Tumors

Authors: B. Gromesová;  V. Kubaczkova;  B. Bollova;  L. Sedlaříková;  S. Ševčíková
Authors‘ workplace: Babákova myelomová skupina, Ústav patologické fyziologie, LF MU, Brno
Published in: Klin Onkol 2016; 29(1): 20-28
Category: Review
doi: 10.14735/amko201620


Long non-coding RNA molecules (lncRNA) are defined as molecules over 200 nucleotides long that are localized in the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells. Although function of most lnRNA is not known, it is obvious that they are involved in various biological processes. LncRNA play a key role in transcriptional as well as post‑transcriptional regulatory pathways and are involved in important cell processes, such as proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis but also pathogenesis of various diseases. Their dysregulation is important in steps of tumor transformation. In this review, we will describe the nature, function and molecular basis of these molecules as well as their diagnostic potential. The main focus of this review is the usage of these molecules in the most often diagnosed tumors in the Czech population –  colorectal carcinoma, breast and prostate carcinomas.

Key words:
long non-coding RNA molecules – tumor markers – lncRNA deregulation – solid tumors

This work was supported by the grant of the Czech Ministry of Health AZV 15-29508A.

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE recommendation for biomedical papers.

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