TITLE

MiR-320a downregulation is associated with imatinib resistance in gastrointestinal stromal tumors

AUTHOR(S)
Gao, Xiaodong; Shen, Kuntang; Wang, Cuizhong; Ling, Jiaqian; Wang, Hongshan; Fang, Yong; Shi, Yuan; Hou, Yingyong; Qin, Jin; Sun, Yihong; Qin, Xinyu
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica;Jan2014, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is one of the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Though imatinib improves the outcome, drug resistance remains the major problem for extending patient survival. Genetic mutation of the drug targets is the known mechanism for imatinib resistance. However, it cannot explain all of the phenomena of imatinib resistance, and numerous additional mechanisms have been proposed to account for imatinib resistance in various model systems. In this study, we applied the SYBR-green quantitative polymerase chain reaction-based array approach to screen the differentially expressed miRNAs between primary GIST patients and imatinib-resistant patients. The selected candidate miRNAs were validated in a cohort of 12 GIST patients. We found that low expression of miR-320a was correlated with short time to imatinib resistance, and proposed the potential mechanism of miR-320a for imatinib resistance.
ACCESSION #
93398775

 

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