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    MicroRNA-21 as a biomarker for ovarian cancer detection

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    Ovarian cancer is a lethal disease. One of the problems faced by patients with ovarian cancer is the lack of symptoms in its early stages, which results in it only being detected when it is at an advanced stage. Therefore, there is an urgent need for biomarkers that can predict ovarian cancer precisely. The purpose of this study was to determine the expression of microRNA-21 as a predictive biomarker candidate in both early- and advanced-stage ovarian cancer. This was a cross-sectional study using the blood plasma of 21 healthy control subjects and 37 blood plasma samples from patients with ovarian cancer. Blood plasmas were collected, from which the RNA was isolated. Based on the RNA, the cDNA was synthesized and run through qPCR, the results of which were analyzed using the Livak method. The results showed an upregulation of microRNA-21 in the advanced stage by 2.14 fold compared with the early stage, and 6.13 fold compared with the healthy controls (p < 0.05). The upregulation of microRNA-21 in early-stage ovarian cancer was 2.86 fold compared with the healthy control subjects (p < 0.05). In addition, there was an increase in the expression of microRNA-21 in ovarian cancer by 4.14 fold compared with the healthy controls (p < 0.05). Based on these results, it can be concluded that the expression of microRNA 21 upregulated with the severity of the disease

    The Expression of hsa-miR-155-5p in Plasma Samples Of Breast Cancer Before And After Chemotherapy

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    Breast cancer has emerged as the most common cancer-related mortality among women worldwide. Therefore, early cancer detection using biomarkers such as microRNA is needed. One of microRNAs that has an important role in breast cancer development is miR-155. Hsa-miR-155-5p is an oncomir that is commonly dysregulated in breast cancer. This study aims to determine the expression of hsa-miR-155-5p in breast cancer patient’s plasma before and after chemotherapy. We collected 64 samples from breast cancer patients admitted to Dr. Sardjito Hospital in Yogyakarta. RNA from plasma was extracted using RNA Isolation Kit miRCURY-Biofluid. cDNA synthesis was performed using cDNA Synthesis kit II and quantification of miR-155-5p using ExiLent SYBR Green master mix (Exiqon). qRT-PCR results were then analyzed with Livak's method and compared (before and after chemotherapy) with t-test. Expression of miR-155-5p in the breast cancer patients’ plasma after chemotherapy was significantly increased (10.59 times) when compared to before chemotherapy (p = 0.001). We concluded that there was upregulated expression of miR-155-5p after chemotherapy than before chemotherapy. There has not been a known, relevant pathway between hsa-miR-155-5p and chemotherapy regimens nor resistance to chemotherapy. Keywords: Breast cancer, plasma, hsa-miR-155-5p, oncomiR, chemotherapy