The current study aimed to investigate the potentiality of three lncRNAs “Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1(lnc-PVT1), Taurine upregulated gene type 1(lnc-TUG1) and Maternally expressed gene 3 (lnc-MEG-3)”, to predict Cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer (OC), in addition, to access their prognostic significance.
The expression level of lncRNAs were measured in 100 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue (FFET) samples of OC patients who were treated by Cisplatin-based chemotherapy using qPCR.
The results showed that lnc_PVT1 was significantly higher by 2.3 folds in Cisplatin resistant tissues, while, lnc-TUG1 and lnc-MEG3 were downregulated by 1.2 and 3 folds, respectively. In addition, the three lncRNAs exhibited high sensitivity and specificity in predicting chemo-resistance and they were negatively associated with OS and progression-free survival (p < 0.001).
The lnc-PVT1, lnc-TUG1, and lnc-MEG3 transcriptome signatures could be used for predicting resistance to Cisplatin in OC patients.

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