J Breast Cancer.  2014 Jun;17(2):143-148.

miR-205 and miR-200c: Predictive Micro RNAs for Lymph Node Metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pathology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. patologub@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
We examined expression profiles of 16 micro RNAs (miRNAs) in triple negative breast cancers to identify their potential as biomarkers for lymph node metastasis.
METHODS
The expression profiles of miR-9, miR-21, miR-30a, miR-30d, miR-31, miR-34a, miR-34c, miR-100, miR-122, miR-125b, miR-146a, miR-146b, miR-155, miR-181a, miR-200c, and miR-205 were examined by using real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in tumor samples and corresponding benign breast tissues. Their associations with histopathological features and prognostic parameters were assessed.
RESULTS
When compared with the expression in benign breast tissues, seven of the miRNAs (miR-31, miR-205, miR-34a, miR-146a, miR-125b, miR-34c, and miR-181a) were downregulated more than 1.5-fold in tumor tissues, whereas, only miR-21 was found to be upregulated more than 1.5-fold in tumor tissues. Although miR-200c levels were decreased only 1.12-fold in tumor tissues, the reduced expressions of miR-200c and miR-205 were significantly associated with lymph node metastasis (p=0.021 and p=0.016, respectively).
CONCLUSION
Our results demonstrate that miR-205 and miR-200c expression levels may be useful in predicting lymph node metastasis in triple negative breast cancer patients.

Keyword

Breast; Carcinoma; micro RNAs

MeSH Terms

Biomarkers
Breast
Humans
Lymph Nodes*
MicroRNAs*
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reverse Transcription
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms*
MicroRNAs
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