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Focus on MicroRNAs as Biomarker in Pediatric Diseases

[ Vol. 27 , Issue. 6 ]

Author(s):

Giuseppe Lassandro, Loredana Ciaccia, Anna Amoruso, Valentina Palladino, Viviana Valeria Palmieri and Paola Giordano*   Pages 826 - 832 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Background: MiRNAs are a class of small non-coding RNAs that are involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.

MiRNAs are considered a class of epigenetic biomarkers. These biomarkers can investigate disease at different stages: diagnosis, therapy or clinical follow-up.

Abstract: Objective: The aim of this paper is to highlight the innovative use of miRNAs in several childhood diseases.

Methods: We conducted a literature review to search the usage of miRNAs in pediatric clinical routine or experimental trials.

Results: We found a possible key role of miRNAs in different pediatric illnesses (metabolic alterations, coagulation defects, cancer).

Conclusion: The modest literature production denotes that further investigation is needed to assess and validate the promising role of miRNAs as non-invasive biomarkers in pediatric disorders.

Keywords:

MicroRNAs, pediatrics, children, biomarker, hemophilia, cancer, autism, metabolic syndrome.

Affiliation:

Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari



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