Medical Oncology

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Micro-RNA (miRNA) profile in Hodgkin lymphoma: association between clinical and pathological variables

  • Semra PaydasEmail author
  • Arbil Acikalin
  • Melek Ergin
  • Hikmet Celik
  • Basak Yavuz
  • Kahraman Tanriverdi
Original Paper


miRNAs are small RNAs and control the expression of protein-encoding genes. The aim of this study was to determine the association between miRNA profile and clinical variables including age, stage, B symptom, histopathologic subtype, response to treatment, disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). A total of 377 miRNAs were studied by qPCR in 32 cases with cHL, and results were compared with 60 samples taken from cases with reactive lymphadenopathy. Biogazelle qbasePLUS 2.0 software was used to analyze the results. miR-582-3p, miR-525-3p, miR-448, miR-512-3p, miR-642a-5p, miR-876-5p, miR-532-3p, miR-654-5p, miR-128, miR-145-5p, miR-15b-5p, miR-328 and miR-660-5p were found to be decreased in cHL compared with controls. In contrast, miR-34a-5p (2.626-fold), miR-146a-5p (4.32-fold), miR-93-5p (2.347-fold), miR-20a-5p (4.930-fold), miR-339-3p (4.948-fold), miR-324-3p (4.98-fold), miR-372 (7.038-fold), miR-127-3p (8.234-fold), miR-155-5p (4.947-fold), miR-320a (17.502-fold) and miR-370 (21.479-fold) (p < 0.05) were found to be increased in cHL. There was no difference in miRNA profile according to the age, sex, stage, response to treatment, DFS and OS. However, miR-889 was found to be increased in patients with B symptom and miR-127-3p was found to be increased in nodular sclerosing subtype. Some miRNAs increase and some decrease in cHL. However, there was no clinical association between clinical variables and with the majority of the miRNA profile studied in this study. miR-889 and miR-127-3p were related to B symptom and nodular sclerosis subtype, respectively. We need more studies evaluating miRNA profile and clinical outcome in Hodgkin Lymphoma.


Hodgkin lymphoma Subtype miRNA Prognosis Clinicopathological correlation Survival qPCR B symptom 



This study has been supported by Turkish Society of Hematology.

Author contributions

Semra Paydas contributed to study design, clinical management of the patients, paper writing and last control. Arbil Acikalin-Melek Ergin contributed to histopathologic examinations and re-evaluations of the biopsy samples; Hikmet Celik-Basak Yavuz did PCR analyses; Kahraman Tanriverdi contributed to coordination of all laboratory studies and statistical analyses.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

There is no conflict of interest.

Ethical standard

This study has been approved by the ethics committee.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Semra Paydas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arbil Acikalin
    • 2
  • Melek Ergin
    • 2
  • Hikmet Celik
    • 3
  • Basak Yavuz
    • 3
  • Kahraman Tanriverdi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of MedicineCukurova UniversityAdanaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineCukurova UniversityAdanaTurkey
  3. 3.TorosGen Biotechnology, TechnoscopeMersin UniversityMersinTurkey
  4. 4.Department of BiochemistryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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