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The Role of miRNA in Regulating the Fate of Monocytes in Health and Cancer.


Monocytes represent a heterogeneous population of blood cells that provide a link between innate and adaptive immunity. The unique potential of monocytes as both precursors (e.g., of macrophages) and effector cells (as phagocytes or cytotoxic cells) makes them an interesting research and therapeutic target. At the site of a tumor, monocytes/macrophages constitute a major population of infiltrating leukocytes and, depending on the type of tumor, may play a dual role as either a bad or good indicator for cancer recovery. The functional activity of monocytes and macrophages derived from them is tightly regulated at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional level. This review summarizes the current understanding of the role of small regulatory miRNA in monocyte formation, maturation and function in health and cancer development. Additionally, signatures of miRNA-based monocyte subsets and the influence of exogenous miRNA generated in the tumor environment on the function of monocytes are discussed.

Authors: Alwani A, Andreasik A, Szatanek R, Siedlar M, Baj-Krzyworzeka M,
Journal: Biomolecules;2022 an 7;12(1):100. . doi:10.3390/biom12010100
Year: 2022
PubMed: PMID: 35053248 (Go to PubMed)