09 March 2015 : Clinical Research
Expression and Significance of Circulating MicroRNA-31 in Lung Cancer PatientsHai-Jun YanABCD, Ji-Yong MaABCD, Li WangCEF, Wei GuABEG
Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:722-726
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression level of circulating microRNA-31(miRNA-31) in lung cancer patients and its clinical significance.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR was utilized to detect the circulating miRNA-31 expression levels in 300 lung cancer patients and 300 health control subjects. The ROC curve was drawn to evaluate the diagnostic value of the circulating miRNA-31 expression levels in lung cancer. The 300 lung cancer patients were divided into a miRNA-31 low-expression group and a miRNA-31 high-expression group. A survival curve was drawn according to the Kaplan-Meier method to evaluate the prognostic value of the circulating microRNA-31 expression levels for lung cancer.
RESULTS: The circulating miRNA-31 expression levels in the lung cancer patients (l.88±0. 67) increased significantly (P<0.001) compared to the healthy controls (0.58±0. 44). The area under the ROC curve drawn according to the circulating miRNA-31 expression levels was 0.785 (95% CI=0.486–0.763). When the critical value was 1.27, the sensitivity and specificity for lung cancer diagnosis according to the circulating miRNA-31 expression levels were 0.769 and 0.745, respectively. The difference in the survival curve between the miRNA-31 low-expression group (123 cases) and high-expression group (177 cases) was statistically significant (P=0.004). Median survival period of the low-expression group (38.44 months) was longer than that of the high-expression group (25.23 months).
CONCLUSIONS: miRNA-31 may be a molecular marker for the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of primary lung cancer.
Keywords: Case-Control Studies, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, Lung Neoplasms - surgery, MicroRNAs - genetics, Postoperative Care, Prognosis, ROC Curve
01 March 2023 : EditorialEditorial: Global Surveillance of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Poultry, Wild Birds, and Mammals to Prevent a Human Influenza Pandemic
Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939968
03 March 2023 : Database AnalysisReinfections from SARS-CoV-2: A Retrospective Study from the Gyncentrum Genetic Laboratory in Sosnowiec, Po...
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939452
09 February 2023 : Clinical ResearchEvaluation of Health-Related Quality of Life and Mental Health in 729 Medical Students in Indonesia During ...
Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e938892
19 January 2023 : Clinical ResearchDetermining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Care in the Serbian Adult Population: An Online Q...
Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939238
27 December 2022 : Clinical ResearchEffect of Physiotherapy to Correct Rounded Shoulder Posture in 30 Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic in ...
Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938926
20 Mar 2023 : Clinical ResearchManagement of Unstable C1 Fractures Involving the Lateral Mass: Posterior C1-C2 Screw-Rod Fixation and Fusion
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938600
17 Mar 2023 : Clinical ResearchRelationship Between Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Axial Length in Children
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939451
15 Mar 2023 : Clinical ResearchRelationship Between Psychological Symptoms and Self-Esteem Levels Before and After Stomach Botox Treatment
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939618
15 Mar 2023 : Clinical ResearchShort-Term Patient Outcomes Using the Interlaminar Endoscopic Surgical System Ilessys® Delta System versus ...
Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938477
Most Viewed Current Articles
13 Nov 2021 : Clinical ResearchAcceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Attending the Oncology ...
Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932788
30 Dec 2021 : Clinical ResearchRetrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...
Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379
08 Mar 2022 : Review articleA Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...
Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292
01 Jan 2022 : EditorialEditorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...
Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952