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Document Type : Article In Journal 
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microRNA analysis of gastric cancer patients from Saudi Arabian population
microRNA analysis of gastric cancer patients from Saudi Arabian population
Document Language : English 
Abstract : Background: The role of small non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) in several types of cancer has been evident. However, its expression studies have never been performed in gastric cancer (GC) patients from Saudi population. First time this study was conducted to identify miRNAs that are differentially expressed in GC patients compared with normal controls. Methods: We investigated the role of miRNAs in GC patients using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues of 34 samples from GC patients (early stage = 7 and late-stage = 26) and 15 from normal control. We have used miRNA microarray analysis and validated the results by Real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR). Results: We obtained data of 1082 expressed genes, from cancer tissues and noncancerous tissues (49 samples in total). Where 129 genes were up-regulated (P > 0.05) and 953 genes (P > 0.05) were down-regulated in 49 FFPE tissue samples. Only 33 miRNAs had significant expression in early and late-stage cancer tissues. After candidate miRNAs were selected, RT-qPCR further confirmed that four miRNAs (hsa-miR-200c-3p, hsa-miR-3613, hsa-miR-27b- 3p, hsa-miR-4668-5p) were significantly aberrant in GC tissues compared to the normal gastric tissues. Conclusions: In this study we provide miRNAs profile of GC where many miRNAs showed aberrant expression from normal tissues, suggesting their involvement in the development and progression of gastric cancer. In early and late-stage miR-200c-3p showed significant down regulation as compare to control samples. Many of miRNAs reported in our study showing up-regulation are new and not reported before may be due to population difference. In conclusion, our results suggest that miR-200c-3p had potential to use as diagnostic biomarker for distinguishing GC patients from normal individuals and can be used for diagnosis of cancer at early stage. 
ISSN : 1471-2164 
Journal Name : BMC genomics 
Volume : 17 
Issue Number : 9 
Publishing Year : 1437 AH
2016 AD
Article Type : Article 
Added Date : Monday, July 17, 2017 


Researcher Name (Arabic)Researcher Name (English)Researcher TypeDr GradeEmail
Fehmida BibiBibi, Fehmida ResearcherDoctorate 
Muhammad I. NaseerNaseer, Muhammad I.ResearcherDoctorate 
Sana Akhtar AlviAlvi, Sana AkhtarResearcherDoctorate 
Muhammad YasirYasir, Muhammad ResearcherDoctorate 
Esam AzharAzhar, Esam ResearcherDoctorate 
Mohammed H. Al-QahtaniAl-Qahtani, Mohammed H.ResearcherDoctorate 
Adel M. AbuzenadahAbuzenadah, Adel M.ResearcherDoctorate 
Asif A. Jiman-FataniJiman-Fatani, Asif A.ResearcherDoctorate 
Ali SawanSawan, Ali ResearcherDoctorate 


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