A previous study has revealed that miR-29c functions as a tumor suppressor in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the clinical significance and prognostic value of miR-29c in HCC have not been investigated. Paired human HCC tissues and adjacent noncancerous tissues were obtained from 91 patients, between 2008 to 2014. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to analyze miR-29c expression. Kaplan-Meier survival plots and log-rank tests were used to assess differences in the overall survival of different subgroups of HCC patients.
Biliary atresia (BA) is a destructive bile duct disease occurring in newborn children within a few weeks after birth. In this study, the effect of miR-29c and miR-129-5p on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in experimental BA was explored by constructing BA mouse models via Rhesus rotavirus vaccine infection. miR-29c and miR-129-5p expression was analyzed by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. EMT was established by induction with transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1.