Tag Archives: PCGEM1

Long noncoding RNAs and prostate carcinogenesis: the missing 'linc'?

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are rapidly becoming essential pieces in the cancer puzzle. Our understanding of their functional capabilities is in its infancy. One certain fact, however, is that their molecular interactions extend beyond chromatin complexes into diverse biological processes. In prostate cancer, aberrant expression of lncRNAs is associated with disease progression. Overexpression of oncogenic lncRNAs promotes tumor-cell proliferation and ...

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Targeting aggressive prostate cancer

Collaborative study shows how non-coding RNAs fuel cancer growth (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A team of researchers from UC Davis, UC San Diego and other institutions has identified a key mechanism behind aggressive prostate cancer. Published on August 14, 2013 in Nature, the study shows that two long non-coding RNAs (PRNCR1 and PCGEM1) activate androgen receptors, circumventing androgen-deprivation therapy. In their active state, ...

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Featured long non-coding RNA – PCGEM1

Prostate cancer (PCa) gene expression marker 1 (PCGEM1), a long noncoding RNA, has drawn increasing attention for its important role in PCa. However, the association between genetic variations in the PCGEM1 gene and risk of PCa has not been investigated yet. Researchers at Nanjing Medical University, China investigated the effect of two tagging single-nucleotide polymorphism (tSNPs; rs6434568 and rs16834898) in ...

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