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miR-124, a potential therapeutic target in colorectal cancer

Authors Qin Z, Liu X

Received 8 July 2018

Accepted for publication 19 September 2018

Published 22 January 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 749—751


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Samir Farghaly

Zhen Qin,1,2 Xia Liu1,2

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China; 2Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China

Abstract: Recently, miR-124 has been regarded as a critical modulator of colorectal cancer. We here summarize the studies on the role and mechanism of miR-124 in colorectal cancer. They indicate that miR-124 is methylated during carcinogenesis and functions as a tumor-suppressor in colorectal cancer. miR-124 might serve as a potential diagnostic biomarker and therapeutic target in colorectal cancer in the foreseeable future.

Keywords: miR-124, colorectal cancer, biomarker, methylation, therapeutic target

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