Role of lncRNAs in the Development of an Aggressive Phenotype in Gallbladder Cancer

Perez-Moreno, Pablo; Riquelme, Ismael; Brebi, Priscilla; Roa, Juan Carlos

Abstract

Long non-coding RNAs are sequences longer than 200 nucleotides that are involved in different normal and abnormal biological processes exerting their effect on proliferation and differentiation, among other cell features. Functionally, lncRNAs can regulate gene expression within the cells by acting at transcriptional, post-transcriptional, translational, or post-translational levels. However, in pathological conditions such as cancer, the expression of these molecules is deregulated, becoming elements that can help in the acquisition of tumoral characteristics in the cells that trigger carcinogenesis and cancer progression. Specifically, in gallbladder cancer (GBC), recent publications have shown that lncRNAs participate in the acquisition of an aggressive phenotype in cancer cells, allowing them to acquire increased malignant capacities such as chemotherapy resistance or metastasis, inducing a worse survival in these patients. Furthermore, lncRNAs are useful as prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers since they have been shown to be differentially expressed in tumor tissues and serum of individuals with GBC. Therefore, this review will address different lncRNAs that could be promoting malignant phenotypic characteristics in GBC cells and lncRNAs that may be useful as markers due to their capability to predict a poor prognosis in GBC patients.

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Título según WOS: Role of lncRNAs in the Development of an Aggressive Phenotype in Gallbladder Cancer
Título de la Revista: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volumen: 10
Número: 18
Editorial: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Fecha de publicación: 2021
DOI:

10.3390/JCM10184206

Notas: ISI