Target Name: MIR708
NCBI ID: G100126333
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Other Name(s): hsa-miR-708-5p | hsa-mir-708 | microRNA 708 | MIRN708 | MicroRNA 708 | hsa-miR-708-3p

Introduction to MIR708, A Potential Drug Target

MIR708: A Promising Drug Target and Biomarker

In recent years, microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as crucial regulators of gene expression and play a significant role in various disease processes. One such miRNA, MIR708, has garnered considerable attention due to its potential as both a drug target and biomarker. In this article, we will delve into the significance of MIR708 and its implications in various diseases.

The Role of MIR708 in Disease

MIR708 is a small non-coding RNA molecule that regulates gene expression by binding to the 3' untranslated region (3' UTR) of mRNA. Over the years, studies have found altered expression of MIR708 in several diseases, implicating its role in their pathology. Let's explore some of these diseases.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women worldwide. Studies have shown that MIR708 is downregulated in breast cancer tissues compared to normal breast tissue. Reduced expression of MIR708 is associated with increased tumor size, lymph node metastasis, and poor prognosis. This suggests that MIR708 could serve as a potential biomarker for breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

Additionally, research has unveiled MIR708's role in breast cancer progression and metastasis. It has been found that MIR708 targets key genes involved in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a critical process required for cancer cells to invade and metastasize. By inhibiting EMT-related genes, MIR708 could potentially limit cancer cell invasion and metastasis, making it an attractive drug target for breast cancer therapeutics.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain. Interestingly, MIR708 has been shown to regulate genes involved in amyloid beta (A尾) production and tau phosphorylation, both hallmarks of AD pathology. In AD patients, MIR708 expression is significantly reduced, contributing to elevated A尾 levels and abnormal tau phosphorylation.

Targeting MIR708 in AD may present a potential therapeutic strategy. By restoring MIR708 expression, it may be possible to reduce A尾 deposition and mitigate tau pathology. Additionally, measuring MIR708 levels in peripheral biofluids, such as blood or cerebrospinal fluid, could serve as a convenient biomarker for AD diagnosis and monitoring disease progression.

Liver Disease

Liver diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pose major global health concerns. Studies have demonstrated the dysregulation of MIR708 in both NAFLD and HCC. In NAFLD patients, MIR708 expression is markedly reduced, contributing to hepatic lipid accumulation and inflammation. In HCC, MIR708 acts as a tumor suppressor by inhibiting cancer cell proliferation and inducing apoptosis.

Therapeutically, targeting MIR708 in NAFLD could alleviate steatosis and inflammation, potentially preventing disease progression to more severe conditions such as liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. In HCC, augmenting MIR708 expression may inhibit tumor growth and enhance cancer cell sensitivity to chemotherapy, holding promise for combination treatments.


MicroRNAs, especially MIR708, are emerging as critical players in various diseases. The dysregulation of MIR708 expression is linked to breast cancer progression, Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis, and liver disease development. As a potential drug target, restoring MIR708 levels or inhibiting its target genes shows promise in therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, MIR708 could serve as a valuable biomarker for early disease detection, prognosis, and treatment response monitoring.

However, further research is needed to fully understand the mechanism of action and clinical potential of MIR708 in different diseases. Nonetheless, the exciting discoveries surrounding this small non-coding RNA molecule point towards a future where MIR708-based interventions have the potential to revolutionize disease management and improve patient outcomes.

Protein Name: MicroRNA 708

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