Detail for microRNA 143

Full Name

microRNA 143

Gene Name



Related Disease

  • Glioblastoma [ref.1]
  • Prostate Cancer [ref.2, 3]

Therapy Method


In molecular biology mir-143 microRNA is a short RNA molecule. MicroRNAs function to regulate the expression levels of other genes by a several mechanisms. mir–143 is highly conserved in vertebrates. mir-143 is thought be involved in cardiac morphogenesis but has also been implicated in cancer.
Changes in mir-143 expression have frequently been implicated in cancer. However the exact nature of this relationship is not fully understood. The up-regulation of mir-143 was observed in a hepatocellular carcinoma model during tumor metastasis through repression of FNDC38. However decreased expression of mir-143 and 145 have been observed in cancer samples. Expression was shown to be decreased in a range of cancer stages, including in very early samples. This suggests that they are involved in tumorgenesis.

Related Pathway/CSCs feature


  • [1] miR-143 inhibits glycolysis and depletes stemness of glioblastoma stem-like cells.
    Zhao, S., et al. (2013). Cancer Lett 333(2): 253-260.. [ 23376635 ]
  • [2] Up-regulated microRNA-143 in cancer stem cells differentiation promotes prostate cancer cells metastasis by modulating FNDC3B expression.
    Fan, X., et al. (2013). BMC Cancer 13: 61.. [ 23383988 ]
  • [3] miR-143 and miR-145 inhibit stem cell characteristics of PC-3 prostate cancer cells.
    Huang, S., et al. (2012). Oncol Rep 28(5): 1831-1837.. [ 22948942 ]

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