Monash University

Embargoed and Restricted Access

Reason: Under embargo until November 2019. After this date a copy can be supplied under Section 51(2) of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 by submitting a document delivery request through your library

"Identification and validation of miRNAs that downregulate expression of the tumor suppressor protein Semaphorin 5A in human glioblastomas"

posted on 2018-11-22, 09:06 authored by AMRUTHA MENON
Glioblastomas are malignant and common form of brain tumors that exhibit high invasiveness and resistance to chemo/radiotherapy, leading to high recurrence and short patient survival. We demonstrated tumor suppressor functions of Sema5A protein in inhibiting glioblastoma cell invasion and proliferation, which is compromised in high-grade tumors due to its downregulation. Nonetheless, neither changes in transcription level nor mutations and genetic aberrations was found in Sema5A. In this study, several miRNAs were identified by in silico predication and experimentally validated to repress translation of Sema5A, which account for the significantly reduced expression of Sema5A in glioblastomas and represent novel therapeutics targets.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Alan Lee Yiu Wah

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Pharmacy (Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences