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BACKGROUND Several treatments in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are histology-dependent, and the need for histology-related markers is increasing. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are promising molecular markers in multiple cancers and show differences in expression depending on histological subtype. The miRNA family miR-200 has been associated with the regulation of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Surgery is the standard treatment for colorectal cancer (CRC), and adjuvant chemotherapy has been shown to be effective in stage III but less so in stage II. We have analyzed the expression of the miR-200 family in tissue samples from resected CRC patients and correlated our findings with survival to adjuvant treatment with(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are deregulated in several tumors, although their role in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is mostly unknown.We have examined the expression of the lncRNA HOX antisense intergenic RNA myeloid 1 (HOTAIRM1) in 241 AML patients. We have correlated HOTAIRM1 expression with a miRNA expression profile. We have also analyzed the(More)
The expression of Piwi-interacting RNAs, small RNAs that bind to PIWI proteins, was until recently believed to be limited to germinal stem cells. We have studied the expression of PIWI genes during human lung embryogenesis and in paired tumor and normal tissue prospectively collected from 71 resected non-small-cell lung cancer patients. The mRNA expression(More)
INTRODUCTION Long intergenic noncoding RNA-p21 (lincRNA-p21) is a long noncoding RNA transcriptionally activated by tumor protein p53 (TP53) and hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha subunit (HIF1A). It is involved in the regulation of TP53-dependent apoptosis and the Warburg effect. We have investigated the role of lincRNA-p21 in NSCLC. METHODS LincRNA-p21(More)
PiwiRNAs, small non-coding RNAs processed by Piwi proteins, are involved in maintaining genome stability in germline cells. Recently, piwiRNA expression has been identified in some tumors. We have examined the potential reactivation of the Piwi/piwiRNA pathway in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). We found that Piwi proteins and three selected piwiRNAs,(More)
Epigenetic mechanisms are crucial for the inactivation of key genes related to the survival of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) cells, and methylation is a frequent epigenetic mechanism of microRNA silencing. We have examined the methylation-induced silencing of tumor suppressor microRNAs in HL cell lines and confirmed our results in patient lymph nodes. In addition,(More)
BACKGROUND The potential benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy in surgically resected patients with stage II colorectal cancer is controversial. The current guidelines, which are based solely on clinical factors, have limited usefulness, and a clear need exists for biomarkers to supplement the clinical information. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have previously been shown(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression by binding to the 3'-UTR of their target genes, can act as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Recently, other types of non-coding RNAs-piwiRNAs and long non-coding RNAs-have also been identified. Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a B cell origin disease characterized by the presence of only 1% of(More)
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