MiR-30 family potentially targeting PI3K-SIAH2 predicted interaction network represents a novel putative theranostic panel in non-small cell lung cancer

Lawrence W.C. Chan, Fengfeng Wang, Fei Meng, Lili Wang, Sze Chuen Cesar Wong, Joseph S.K. Au, Sijun Yang, William C.S. Cho

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Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) comprises about 84% of all lung cancers. Many treatment options are available but the survival rate is still very low due to drug resistance. It has been found that phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) affects sensitivity to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), including gefitinib and erlotinib. Expression level of seven in absentia homolog 2 (SIAH2), an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase, is upregulated in NSCLC and correlated with tumor grade. However, the relationship between PI3K and SIAH2 remains unclear and therefore it is not known whether they can act as treatment co-targets and theranostic dual markers for overcoming TKI resistance. It is worthy to note that PI3K and SIAH2 are potentially regulated by a common group of microRNAs in miR-30 family. Our bioinformatics analyses showed upregulated SIAH2 expression in NSCLC based on mass spectrometry data, explored its indirect interaction with PI3K and predicted their targeting microRNAs in common. We have also explored the potential role of miR-30 family in the modulation of PI3K-SIAH2 interaction in NSCLC.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalFrontiers in Genetics
Issue numberFEB
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017


  • MicroRNA
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • PI3K
  • SIAH2
  • Theranostics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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