MicroRNAs and Gastroenterological Cancers.

  title={MicroRNAs and Gastroenterological Cancers.},
  author={Anuradha S. Budhu and Xin Wei Wang},
  journal={Drug discovery today. Disease mechanisms},
  volume={8 3-4},
MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that control gene expression. In doing so, they functionally contribute to the maintenance of cellular processes as well as several important features related to cancer development and progression such as cell growth control, differentiation and apoptosis. In fact, recent studies have shown that microRNAs are suitable and effective cancer-related biomarkers since they display altered expression profiles in cancers versus normal tissue. In addition, microRNAs… CONTINUE READING