Cancer-suppressing Molecule May Be PF Therapeutic Target

Cancer-suppressing Molecule May Be PF Therapeutic Target

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Cancer-suppressing Molecule May Be PF Therapeutic Target

The levels of a cancer-suppressing molecule called microRNA-326 (miR-326) are reduced significantly in the lungs of a mouse model of silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a study shows. Increasing the levels of miR-326 in these mice lessened lung scarring (fibrosis) and suppressed the production of pro-fibrotic molecules, highlighting miR-326 as a potential therapeutic target for silica-induced PF, the researchers noted. The study also identified other potential targets that directly interact with miR-326, including its suppressor, long non-coding…

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