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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 5
First page : (43) Last page : (49)
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miRNA-21 Signature in the Plasma Samples of Patients with Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

Anmol Kulshrestha1, Aditya Upadhyay1, Malti Dadheech4, R.R.K. Niraj2, Deepika Gupta4, Suresh K. Jatawa1, Archana Tiwari1, Jitendra K. Sharma3, Shubhra Jain3 and
Sandeep K. Shrivastava2,4,*
1School of Biotechnology – Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Airport Road, Bhopal, 462033, India
2Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur, India
3Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College, Jaipur, 302004, India
4Centre for Innovation, Research and Development (CIRD),
Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur, 302017, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 22.08.2019  |  Revised: 30.09.2019   |  Accepted: 8.10.2019  


Tuberculosis is an infectious disease causing more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide every year. This morbidity is due to the lack of early diagnosis of tuberculosis especially in the Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. In this study, we assess the regulation of miRNA-21 in the plasma samples of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis infected patients. This study employed 20 Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis plasma samples and 10 Healthy control plasma samples. After evaluating the expression of miRNA-21 by Quantitative Real-Time PCR [qRT-PCR], miRNA-21 was found to be up-regulated in plasma samples of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis as compared to the plasma samples of Healthy control. The expression analysis was mainly done by using 2-ΔΔCT method. The ROC curve analysis revealed the diagnostic potential of the miRNA-21 in Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis with a good AUC value of 0.95. Our results conclude that the miRNA-21 have a potential application and can act as a biomarker in the diagnosis of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis.

Keywords:  Pulmonary tuberculosis, Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Circulating miRNA-21, Biomarker, Up-regulation, Stop TB Program, ROC

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Cite this article: Kulshrestha, A., Upadhyay, A., Dadheech, M., Niraj, R.R.K., Gupta, D., Jatawa, S.K., Tiwari, A., Sharma, J.K., Jain, S. and Shrivastava, S.K.  (2019). miRNA-21 Signature in the Plasma Samples of Patients with Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(5), 43-49. doi: