Long non-coding RNAs in ovarian cancer: expression profile and functional spectrum

Oncul S., Amero P., Rodriguez-Aguayo C., Calin G. A., Sood A. K., Lopez-Berestein G.

RNA BIOLOGY, vol.17, no.11, pp.1523-1534, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15476286.2019.1702283
  • Journal Name: RNA BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1523-1534
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), initially recognized as byproducts of the transcription process, have been proven to play crucial modulatory roles in preserving overall homoeostasis of cells and tissues. Furthermore, aberrant levels of these transcripts have been shown to contribute many diseases, including cancer. Among these, many aspects of ovarian cancer biology have been found to be regulated by lncRNAs, including cancer initiation, progression and dissemination. In this review, we summarize recent studies to highlight the various roles of lncRNAs in ovary in normal and pathological conditions, immune system, diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. We address lncRNAs that have been extensively studied in ovarian cancer and their contribution to cellular dynamics.