Washington: At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America.
During the study, the researchers measured microRNA levels in the saliva of 50 patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma, and 50 healthy control patients. Their efforts led to the detection of approximately 50 microRNAs, says the study report.The article points out that two specific microRNAs—miR-125a and miR-200a—were present at significantly lower levels in patients with oral cancer than in the healthier controls.Wong admitted that the study’s findings would have to be confirmed by a larger and longer analysis. ANI
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