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Olfati Z, Rigi G, Vaseghi H, Zahra Z, Sohrabi M, Hejazi S H. Evaluation of serotonin receptors (5HTR2A and 5HTR3A) mRNA expression changes in tumor of breast cancer patients. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2020; 34 (1) :692-698
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5709-en.html
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Basic Science, & Research Institute of Biotechnology, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran , garshasbiotech@sku.ac.ir
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Background: Several studies have proven the pattern of neurotransmitters, especially serotonin, in carcinogenesis and tumor development. Several studies have also shown that changes in serotonin receptors, especially 5HTR2A and 5HTR3A, can play an important role in incidence of cancers. This study was conducted to investigate changes in mRNA expression of 5HTR2A and 5HTR3A receptors in the breast tumor tissue compared to their marginal zone.
   Methods: In this study, tissue samples were obtained from 40 female patients with breast cancer. Entire RNA was obtained from the tissues and cDNA synthesis was performed. Finally, real ime PCR technique was performed to investigate the gene expression variation of both 5HTR2A and 5HTR3A. To analyze the results of real time PCR, both ΔΔCt and 2-ΔΔCt equations were used. All statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS 18 software and R-Studio 1.0.136. P values less than 0.05 (p<0.05) and 0.001 (p<0.001) were considered statistically significant.
   Results: The results showed increased expression of 5HTR2A and 5HTR3A genes in tumoral tissues of patients with breast cancer compared to their marginal tissues, where the 5HTR2A and 5HTR3A genes expression in tumor tissue was 3.12 and 3.24 times more than that of the marginal zone, respectively.
   Conclusion: The results indicated an increase in the mRNA expression of serotonin receptors (5HTR2A and 5HTR3A) in the tumor tissue compared to the marginal zone, which due to the mitogenic nature of these receptors, is likely to induce more proliferation of cancer cells.
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