Identification of Differentially Expressed MicroRNA in Parathyroid Tumors

ArticleinAnnals of Surgical Oncology 18(4):1158-65 · November 2010with23 Reads
DOI: 10.1245/s10434-010-1359-7 · Source: PubMed
The molecular factors that control parathyroid tumorigenesis are poorly understood. In the absence of local invasion or metastasis, distinguishing benign from malignant parathyroid neoplasm is difficult on histologic examination. We studied the microRNA (miRNA) profile in normal, hyperplastic, and benign and malignant parathyroid tumors to better understand the molecular factors that may play a role in parathyroid tumorigenesis and that may serve as diagnostic markers for parathyroid carcinoma. miRNA arrays containing 825 human microRNAs with four duplicate probes per miRNA were used to profile parathyroid tumor (12 adenomas, 9 carcinomas, and 15 hyperplastic) samples normalized to four reference normal parathyroid glands. Differentially expressed miRNA were validated by real-time quantitative TaqMan polymerase chain reaction (PCR). One hundred fifty-six miRNAs in parathyroid hyperplasia, 277 microRNAs in parathyroid adenoma, and 167 microRNAs in parathyroid carcinomas were significantly dysregulated as compared with normal parathyroid glands [false discovery rate (FDR) < 0.05]. By supervised clustering analysis, all parathyroid carcinomas clustered together. Three miRNAs (miR-26b, miR-30b, and miR-126*) were significantly dysregulated between parathyroid carcinoma and parathyroid adenoma. Receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis showed mir-126* was the best diagnostic marker, with area under the curve of 0.776. Most miRNAs are downregulated in parathyroid carcinoma, while in parathyroid hyperplasia most miRNAs are upregulated. miRNA profiling shows distinct differentially expressed miRNAs by tumor type which may serve as helpful adjunct to distinguish parathyroid adenoma from carcinoma.
    • "Parathyroid carcinomas showed a global down-regulation (approximately 80 %) of miRNAs compared to normal glands [22, 27], reflecting the cancer-associated behavior of miRNAs repression. Among the down-regulated miRNAs, miR-296 [22], miR-139 [22], miR-126-5p [27], miR-26b [27], and miR-30b [27] were the most significant varied in parathyroid carcinomas; miR- 296 was also repressed in lung metastasis from a parathyroid carcinoma [28] . Profiling of parathyroid carcinomas identified also upregulated miRNAs: miR-222 [22], miR-503 [22], and miR-517c [29]. "
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    • "When a score based on miR-296, miR-222, and miR-503 expression levels was considered, it accurately discriminated both normal and adenomatous samples from parathyroid carcinomas [9]. In the study of Rahbari et al. [10] , loss of miR-126-5p was the best discriminator of parathyroid carcinomas from adenomas. Though these data are promising for clinical use, all identified miRNAs signatures need to be validated in independent and larger patients' series. "
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