OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to investigate miR-193a-3p expression and its clinical significance in pituitary adenomas (PAs). Moreover, the correlation between miR-193a-3p expression and the invasiveness of PAs was explored.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, the relative expression levels of miR-193a-3p were detected via quantitative Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). The correlations between miR-193a-3p and tumor size, clinical features, and prolactinomas postoperative prolactin (PRL) levels early remission were further analyzed.
RESULTS: Compared with non-invasive PAs, there was a lower miR-193a-3p expression in invasive PAs. MiR-193a-3p expression had reverse relevance to tumor size. A higher risk of postoperative residual and recurrence was found in patients with downregulated miR-193a-3p. Prolactinomas patients with postoperative PRL levels early remission were at lower risk to relapse and patients with high-expression miR-193a-3p had a higher early remission rate, suggesting that miR-193a-3p was a significant prognostic factor for prolactinomas.
CONCLUSIONS: MiR-193a-3p could have potential therapeutic value for invasive pituitary adenomas.Free PDF Download
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W.-J. Su, J.-S. Wang, M.-D. Ye, W.-L. Chen, C.-X. Liao
Expression and clinical significance of miR-193a-3p in invasive pituitary adenomas
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 24 - N. 14