MiR-106a: Promising biomarker for cancer.

Abstract

MicroRNAs (miRNAs), which are characterized by highly conserved and small non-coding RNAs, have been a hot spot regarding biological processes such as cellular proliferation, apoptosis and metabolism as well as cellular differentiation, signal transduction and carcinogenesis. MiRNA-106a (miR-106a), a member of the miR-17 family, has been validated to be aberrantly regulated in the diversity of tumors. The purpose of this review is supposed to deliver an intricate overview of miR-106a, including its role in cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle, invasion and metastasis, involvement in drug resistance as well as its interactions with the target proteins and signaling pathways involved.

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