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PTEN ceRNA networks in human cancer

Author:
Poliseno, Laura, Pandolfi, Pier Paolo
Source:
Methods 2015 v.77-78 pp. 41-50
ISSN:
1046-2023
Subject:
carcinogenesis, chromosomes, humans, messenger RNA, microRNA, neoplasms
Abstract:
In multiple human cancer types, a close link exists between the expression levels of Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) and its oncosuppressive activities. Therefore, an in depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which PTEN expression is modulated is crucial in order to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of its biological roles. In recent years, the competition between PTEN mRNA and other RNAs for shared microRNA molecules has emerged as one such mechanism and has brought into focus the coding-independent activities of PTEN and other mRNAs. In this review article, we examine the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) partners of PTEN that have been identified so far. We also discuss how PTEN-centered ceRNA networks can contribute to a deeper understanding of PTEN function and tumorigenesis.
Agid:
5538214