MicroRNA-488: A miRNA with diverse roles and clinical applications in cancer and other human diseases

Biomed Pharmacother. 2023 Sep:165:115115. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2023.115115. Epub 2023 Jul 5.


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate the expression of approximately 50 % of all protein-coding genes. They have been demonstrated to act as key regulators in various pathophysiological processes and play significant roles in a wide range of human diseases, particularly cancer. Current research highlights the aberrant expression of microRNA-488 (miR-488) in multiple human diseases and its critical involvement in disease initiation and progression. Moreover, the expression level of miR-488 has been linked to clinicopathological features and patient prognosis across different diseases. However, a comprehensive systematic review of miR-488 is lacking. Therefore, our study aims to consolidate the current knowledge surrounding miR-488, with a primary focus on its emerging biological functions, regulatory mechanisms, and potential clinical applications in human diseases. Through this review, we aim to establish a comprehensive understanding of the diverse roles of miR-488 in the development of various diseases.

Keywords: Cancers; Clinical applications; Functional mechanism; Human diseases; MiR-488.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs* / metabolism
  • Neoplasms* / pathology


  • MicroRNAs
  • MIRN488 microRNA, human