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Understanding glioblastoma biomarkers: knocking a mountain with a hammer


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Mesrati, Malak Hassn and Behrooz, Amir Barzegar and Abuhamad, Asmaa Y. and Amir Hamzah, Amir Syahir (2020) Understanding glioblastoma biomarkers: knocking a mountain with a hammer. Cells, 9 (5). art. no. 1236. pp. 1-18. ISSN 2073-4409

Abstract

Gliomas are the most frequent and deadly form of human primary brain tumors. Among them, the most common and aggressive type is the high-grade glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), which rapidly grows and renders patients a very poor prognosis. Meanwhile, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been determined in gliomas and play vital roles in driving tumor growth due to their competency in self-renewal and proliferation. Studies of gliomas have recognized CSCs via specific markers. This review comprehensively examines the current knowledge of the most significant CSCs markers in gliomas in general and in glioblastoma in particular and specifically focuses on their outlook and importance in gliomas CSCs research. We suggest that CSCs should be the superior therapeutic approach by directly targeting the markers. In addition, we highlight the association of these markers with each other in relation to their cascading pathways, and interactions with functional miRNAs, providing the role of the networks axes in glioblastoma signaling pathways.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/cells9051236
Publisher: MDPI
Keywords: Gliomas; Glioblastoma; Cancer stem cells; CSCs markers; miRNAs
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 06:39
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 06:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/36976
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