Role of tRNAs in Breast Cancer Regulation

Nam Hoon Kwon, Jin Young Lee, Sunghoon Kim

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Increased proliferation and protein synthesis are characteristics of transformed and tumor cells. Although the components of the translation machinery are often dysregulated in cancer, the role of tRNAs in cancer cells has not been well studied. Nevertheless, the number of related studies has recently started increasing. With the development of high throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing, genome-wide differential tRNA expression patterns in breast cancer–derived cell lines and breast tumors have been investigated. The genome-wide transcriptomics analyses have been linked with many studies for functional and phenotypic characterization, whereby tRNAs or tRNA-related fragments have been shown to play important roles in breast cancer regulation and as promising prognostic biomarkers. Here, we review their expression patterns, functions, prognostic value, and potential therapeutic use as well as related technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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