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The role of miR-26 in tumors and normal tissues (Review)

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miR-26, a functional miRNA, has received much attention from researchers in recent years. miRNAs may play crucial roles in numerous biological processes such as cell proliferation, apoptosis, tumorigenesis at different stages of non-tumor diseases, growth and development of normal tissues, and other biological processes. The expression of miR-26 has been found to be specific to different biological processes. Furthermore, its expression is frequently abnormal in tumors, indicating that miR-26 may play significant roles in tumor formation. Various reports exist regarding miR-26 involvement in non-tumor diseases, as well as the process of growth and development of normal tissues. In this review, we report findings of recent studies on the expression of miR-26 in different types of diseases and the process of growth and development and its predicted target genes in different tissue types. In conclusion, it is useful for researchers to understand the role of miR-26 in different biological processes.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Hepatobiliary Surgery Department, the First Affiliated Hospital, Medical School of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710061, P.R. China

Publication date: November 1, 2011

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  • Oncology Letters is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal, available in print and online, that focuses on all aspects of clinical oncology, as well as in vitro and in vivo experimental model systems relevant to the mechanisms of disease.

    The principal aim of Oncology Letters is to provide the prompt publication of original studies of high quality that pertain to clinical oncology, chemotherapy, oncogenes, carcinogenesis, metastasis, epidemiology and viral oncology in the form of original research, reviews and case reports.
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