MicroRNAs might be Promising Biomarkers of Human Gliomas


Recently, altered expression levels of several microRNAs have been observed in gliomas, the most frequentprimary brain tumor in adults. To review whether microRNAs might be promising biomarkers of human gliomas,we comprehensively searched the Cochrane Library, Medline and EMbase from 1966 to 2010 with the languagelimitation of English. We found that further understanding of the functions of miRNAs in specific cellular eventsis needed; the continuous technological advances in accurate and cost-effective miRNAs detection provide theprospect of a very promising role for miRNAs as novel diagnostic biomarkers of gliomas.