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Expression of microrna-101 in formalin-fixed paraffin- embedded samples of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Ab. Wahid, Haziq and Othman, Noor Syamila and Ahmad, Azmir and Muhammad, Siti Aesah @ Naznin and Abdullah, Kahairi and Leman, Wan Ishlah and Mohd. Shiyuti, Muhammad Izani and Rosla, Luqman and Kaderi, Mohd Arifin (2019) Expression of microrna-101 in formalin-fixed paraffin- embedded samples of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 22 (2). pp. 60-63. ISSN 1511-2616

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Abstract

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is among the five most common malignancies in Malaysia. Most NPC patients are diagnosed at late stages of the disease which complicates the clinical management of the patients. Identification of new reliable biomarker is crucial to improve early diagnosis of NPC and increase the survival rate of patients. Recent study found that microRNAs (miRNAs), particularly miR-101, were involved in the tumorigenesis of head and neck cancer where NPC samples were included in the study. This study was conducted to observe the expression of miR-101 in NPC tumour tissues and compare its consistency with previous study as a step towards finding the new biomarker for NPC. The biopsy samples were obtained from hospitals and verified histologically using hematoxylin and eosin method for tissue classification. Total RNA was extracted from NPC tissues and normal nasopharyngeal epithelium tissues. The expression of miR-101 in NPC was quantified using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method. The differential expression of miR-101 in NPC as compared to normal nasopharyngeal epithelium tissues was analysed using 2-ΔΔCT calculation. The significance of the differential expression was analysed using SPSS software. Five samples have been verified as NPC and three samples were normal nasopharyngeal epithelium. The differential expression calculation found that miR-101 was downregulated in NPC as compared to normal nasopharyngeal epithelium tissues, which consistent with previous study. However, the differential expression was not significant. Therefore, our finding provides a preliminary result towards embarkment of a larger and comprehensive study. © 2019 Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2863/79672
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic biomarker; MicroRNA expression; MiR-101; Formalin-fixed paraffin- embedded samples; Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Basic Health Sciences (Until June 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Siti Aesah @ Naznin Muhammad
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2020 22:16
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 22:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79672

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