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materials and methods The level of three salivary microRNAs namely hsa-miR-200a, hsa-miR-125a and hsa- miR-93 were measured in saliva of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and healthy controls by using reveres transcription, preamplification and quantitative PCR also the general information from each patient including the age, sex and tumor grade were recorded.
Results: Salivary miR-200a was down regulated while miR-93 was up regulated in saliva of females with OSCC compared to females of healthy control, also there was a weak and statistically insignificant positive linear correlation between tumor grade and hsa-miR-200a CT values (r=0.223).However each tumor grade group had a mean normalized CT value which was higher than that of controls with statistically significant differences, P<0.05. The results suggest that circulating miRNAs may be a biological marker of aging and tumor grade. More studies should be done to validate these results.
Conclusions: Both miR-200a and miR-93 could be used as biomarkers for poorly differentiated and aggressive cancer
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