Long non-coding RNAs: Key regulators in oxaliplatin resistance of colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Qi FF, et al. Biomed Pharmacother 2020 - Review.


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies in the world with high relapse and mortality rates. Although oxaliplatin (OXA), a platinum-based anticancer drug, is widely used in CRC treatment, the resulting chemoresistance dramatically attenuates the drug efficacy and increases the failure rate of this therapy. Thus, the study on OXA-induced chemoresistance is extremely urgent. In recent years, emerging evidence has shown that lncRNAs play irreplaceable roles in drug

resistance. However, we only have a limited knowledge of the lncRNAs that are closely related to oxaliplatin resistance in CRC. In present study, we identify and characterize these lncRNAs, including their functions, underlying mechanisms and possible applications.