J Cancer 2020; 11(9):2593-2601. doi:10.7150/jca.38449 This issue


Role of MicroRNA-30c in cancer progression

Wenyan Han1*, Hongwei Cui2*, Junqing Liang3, Xiulan Su2✉

1. Laboratory of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University.No.1 Yingfang Road, Huimin District, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China.
2. Clinical Medical Research Center of the Affiliated Hospital/Inner Mongolia Key Laboratory of Medical Cellular Biology, Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, 010050, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China
3. Department of Breast Oncology, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Cancer Hospital, Hohhot, 010000, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China
*Co-first authors

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Han W, Cui H, Liang J, Su X. Role of MicroRNA-30c in cancer progression. J Cancer 2020; 11(9):2593-2601. doi:10.7150/jca.38449. Available from https://www.jcancer.org/v11p2593.htm

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) is a non-coding small RNA of a type of 18~24 nucleotide-regulated gene that has been discovered in recent years. It mainly degrades the target gene mRNA or inhibits its translation process through the complete or incomplete bindings with 3'UTR of target genes, followed by the regulation of individual development, apoptosis, proliferation, differentiation and other life activities through the post-transcriptional regulation. Among many miRNAs, the microRNA family, miR-30, plays diverse roles in these key process of neoplastic transformation, metastasis, and clinical outcomes in different cancer progression. As key member of miR-30, miR-30c is regulated by oncogenic transcription factors and cancer progression related genes. Recently, numerous studies have demonstrated that the aberrant expression of miR-30c was significantly associated with the majority of human cancer progression. In this review, the diverse roles of miR-30c in different cancer progression such as the cellular and molecular mechanisms, the potential applications in clinics were summarized to speculate the benefits of miR-30c over-expression in cancer treatment and prognosis.

Keywords: microRNAs, microRNA-30c, cancer progression, cancer treatment, cancer prognosis