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Role of miR-21 in the downregulation of Sema5A protein in glioblastomas

posted on 2023-03-17, 00:49 authored by Seyedeh Zeinab Taheri Mirani

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain tumor and is extremely resistant to most chemotherapies. Sema5A is a transmembrane protein recently found to be essential for controlling glioblastoma cell growth and migration. miR-21 was found to downregulate the expression of Sema5A, which results in glioblastoma cell proliferation. This research illustrated that Sema5A masking oligonucleotides approach successfully reduced glioblastoma cell proliferation, migration, and colony formation by preventing miR-21 from binding on to the 3’UTR of Sema5A. These findings suggest that miRNA-masking oligonucleotides are potential therapeutics for glioblastomas.


Principal supervisor

Mohmad Farooq Shaikh

Additional supervisor 1

Alan Yiu Wah Lee

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Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences