Detail for microRNA 146

Full Name

microRNA 146

Gene Name



Related Disease

  • Pancreatic Cancer [ref.1]

Therapy Method


miR-146 is thought to be a mediator of inflammation along with another microRNA, mir-155. The expression of miR-146 is upregulated by inflammatory factors such as interleukin 1 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. miR-146 dysregulates a number of targets which are mostly involved in toll-like receptor pathways that bring about a cytokine response as part of the innate immune system. miR-146 operates in a feedback system or "negative regulatory loop" to finely tune inflammatory responses.

Related Pathway/CSCs feature


  • [2] Curcumin analogue CDF inhibits pancreatic tumor growth by switching on suppressor microRNAs and attenuating EZH2 expression.
    Bao, B., et al. (2012). Cancer Res 72(1): 335-345.. [ 22108826 ]

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