Long Noncoding RNAs as a Key Player in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Mehra, Mrigaya and Chauhan, Ranjit (2017) Long Noncoding RNAs as a Key Player in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Biomarkers in Cancer, 9. ISSN 1179-299X

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major malignancy in the liver and has emerged as one of the main cancers in the world with a high mortality rate. However, the molecular mechanisms of HCC are still poorly understood. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently come to the forefront as functional non–protein-coding RNAs that are involved in a variety of cellular processes ranging from maintaining the structural integrity of chromosomes to gene expression regulation in a spatiotemporal manner. Many recent studies have reported the involvement of lncRNAs in HCC which has led to a better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms operating in HCC. Long noncoding RNAs have been shown to regulate development and progression of HCC, and thus, lncRNAs have both diagnostic and therapeutic potentials. In this review, we present an overview of the lncRNAs involved in different stages of HCC and their potential in clinical applications which have been studied so far.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13909
Item ID: 13909
Keywords: Long noncoding RNAs, microRNAs, hepatocellular carcinoma, cancer
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 7 November 2017
Date Type: Publication
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