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Noncoding RNAs as novel pancreatic cancer targets

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2018
Abstract/Description:
Pancreatic cancer is an abhorrent malignancy with limited diagnostics and response to drug therapy. It is believed that noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) will further the understanding behind the mechanisms of pancreatic cancer development and progression, providing a novel approach for drug development and biomarker discovery. Therefore, a database of pancreatic cancer ncRNAs was established using bioinformatics and text mining approaches. These ncRNAs were characterized for RNA expression, copy number variation, disease association, single nucleotide polymorphisms, secretome analysis, and identification of protein targets. Exosomal proteins and ncRNA identified through this study provide the basis for noninvasive diagnostic potential. Additionally, a secreted microRNA, MIR3620, emerged from this study as a potential prognostic and diagnostic biomarker for pancreatic cancer. By analyzing MIR3620 and its protein targets, a mechanism of regulation for these genes in contributing to the progression and development of pancreatic cancer was established.
Title: Noncoding RNAs as novel pancreatic cancer targets.
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Name(s): Makler, Amy, author
Narayanan, Ramaswamy, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 178 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Pancreatic cancer is an abhorrent malignancy with limited diagnostics and response to drug therapy. It is believed that noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) will further the understanding behind the mechanisms of pancreatic cancer development and progression, providing a novel approach for drug development and biomarker discovery. Therefore, a database of pancreatic cancer ncRNAs was established using bioinformatics and text mining approaches. These ncRNAs were characterized for RNA expression, copy number variation, disease association, single nucleotide polymorphisms, secretome analysis, and identification of protein targets. Exosomal proteins and ncRNA identified through this study provide the basis for noninvasive diagnostic potential. Additionally, a secreted microRNA, MIR3620, emerged from this study as a potential prognostic and diagnostic biomarker for pancreatic cancer. By analyzing MIR3620 and its protein targets, a mechanism of regulation for these genes in contributing to the progression and development of pancreatic cancer was established.
Identifier: FA00013086 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Pancreas--Cancer.
Non-coding RNA.
Pancreas--Cancer--Pathogenesis.
Biomarkers.
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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