LncRNA & Wnt signaling in colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Cell Int. 2020 Jul 20;20:326. doi: 10.1186/s12935-020-01412-7. eCollection 2020.


The outlook for new therapeutic approaches is pivotal to ameliorate the deterioration caused by the abrogated Wnt signaling. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are tiny molecules that have begun emerging as vital molecular manager for the regulation of various cellular processes at transcription and translation levels in the colorectal cancer (CRC). Targeting Wnt pathway with lncRNA seems a promising approach to eradicate CRC. However, little is known of their active role in commencing both apoptosis and proliferation in CRC. This article reviews the importance of these molecules in the pathogenesis of CRC and also emphasizes on the development of new therapeutic strategies to cope with the Wnt mediated CRC.