Antitumor and protective effects of melatonin: the potential roles of MicroRNAs

Ashrafizadeh, Milad and Ahmadi, Zahra and Yaribeygi, Habib and Sathyapalan, Thozhukat and Jamialahmadi, Tannaz and Sahebkar, Amirhossein (2021) Antitumor and protective effects of melatonin: the potential roles of MicroRNAs. In: Sahebkar, Amirhossein and Sathyapalan, Thozhukat, (eds.) Natural Products and Human Diseases: Pharmacology, Molecular Targets, and Therapeutic Benefits. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; 1328. Springer Cham, Switzerland, pp. 463-471. ISBN 978-3-030-73233-2 (Print) 978-3-030-73234-9 (Online)

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous short noncoding RNAs with approximately 22 nucleotides. The primary function of miRNAs is the negative regulation of target gene expression via mRNA degradation or translation inhibition. During recent years, much attention has been made toward miRNAs’ role in different disorders; particularly cancer and compounds with modulatory effects on miRNAs are of interest. Melatonin is one of these compounds which is secreted by the pineal gland. Also, melatonin is present in the leaves, fruits, and seeds of plants. Melatonin has several valuable biological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammation, antitumor, and antiaging activities. This important agent is extensively used to treat different disorders such as cancer and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. This review aims to describe the modulatory effect of melatonin on miRNAs as novel targets.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer; Melatonin; MicroRNAs; Noncoding RNAs; Therapeutic
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Depositing User: Milad Ashrafizadeh
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2022 11:59
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 11:59

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