Biochemical and Molecular Alterations of Micro RNA 125b and Micro RNA 489-3p as diseases biomarkers in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University, Egypt


Hepatitis C virus caused acute and chronic hepatitis. Micro RNA could be used as disease biomarkers. This study was look into Micro RNA125b, Micro RNA 489-3p, and biochemical analysis as a diagnostic for HCV. This study included 20 individuals had chronic liver disease admitted to the Gastroenterology Hospital in Mansoura and Oncology Institute in Mansoura. All individuals were subjected to full clinical examinations. Following analyzing all patients, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was confirmed to be positive for chronic HCV in 5 individuals. Five negative control samples were taken from healthy control group at the same age range and sex. Serum liver function parameters and AFP with gene expression of microRNA125b and microRNA 489-3p were estimated.. Results: The HCV group significantly increased AST, ALT, DBIL, TBIL, ALP, GGT, and ALB) while significantly decreasing albumin concentrations. In the HCV group AFP was substantially higher than in control. The HCV group had a considerable rise in miRNA125b (10.07+ 0.19) but a significant drop in miRNA489-3p (0.36+ 0.02). In addition to biochemical investigation, we found that miRNA125b and miRNA489-3p expression levels employed as valuable marker for HCV diagnosis.
Keywords: MicroRNA 125b , MicroRNA 489-3p, HCV.


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