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Background: MiR-34a and miR-126 mainly act as tumor suppressors and are often downregulated in various cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to determine the methylation status of miR-34a and miR-126 in NSCLC patients.
Methods: The current study included 63 paraffin-embedded NSCLC and paired adjacent normal tissues. After DNA extraction and bisulfite treatment, the methylation status of miR-34a and miR-126 were evaluated using the MSP method.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference between tumor and normal tissues regarding the methylation status of miR-34a and miR-126
(p > 0.05). Moreover, we found no significant correlation between the methylation status of miR-34a and miR-126 with patients’ demographic parameters, including gender, age, and pathology subtype (p > 0.05).

Conclusion: Considering the low expression of mir-126 and mir-34 in NSCLC, more sensitive methods are recommended to be exploited for detecting the level of methylation or underlying mechanisms other than promoter hypermethylation in silencing these genes in NSCLC.

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