The role of miRNA-29 family in cancer

Eur J Cell Biol. 2013 Mar;92(3):123-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2012.11.004. Epub 2013 Jan 26.


The miRNA-29 family of microRNAs (miRNAs), including miR-29a, miR-29b and miR-29c, was recently reported to be aberrantly expressed in multiple cancers. Increasing evidence shows that the abnormal expression of miR-29 family is associated with tumorigenesis and cancer progression, making miR-29s a well-analyzed group of miRNAs in cancer research. Here, in this review we aim to provide an overview of the role of miR-29 family in the pathophysiologic changes of cancer cells and the epigenetic and immune regulation through the biological function of miR-29s.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs / biosynthesis
  • MicroRNAs / genetics*
  • Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Neoplasms / metabolism


  • MIRN29 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs