A Meta-Analysis of the Association Between SIRT1 Expression with Tumors Drug-Resistance

A Meta-Analysis of the Association Between SIRT1 Expression with Tumors Drug-Resistance

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Author(s): Xiaolu Fang, Yandong Ci, Zhe Sun, Hong Yu

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.1959 32 86 40-44 Volume 8 - Mar 2019


Objective: SIRT1(silent information regulator 1), a member of the highly conserved sirtuins family, has been reported to be abnormally expressed in a wide variety of cancers. Numerous studies have reported the association between SIRT1 and cancer drug resistance, but the data of different reports remains controversial. To further evaluate the role of SIRT1 in tumor resistance, a meta-analysis based on published studies was conducted. Methods: Relevant articles before September 2018 on SIRT1 and Drug-resistant tumor were searched via PubMed, Embase, Web Of Science (WOS). The studies were chosen for the meta-analysis based on requisite criteria. The relation was analyzed using RevMan 5.3 software. Odds ratios (OR) and their 95% corresponding confidence intervals (CI) were pooled to estimate the effect of specific associations. Results: A total of 14 eligible studies containing 790 patients were included, in which most of the patients overexpressed SIRT1. The results showed that SIRT1 overexpression significantly correlated with the risk of cancer drug resistance (OR=7.99, 95% CI: 5.70–11.21, P<0.00001). Conclusions: The overall data of the shown meta-analysis suggested that the expression of SIRT1 is correlated with cancer risk cancer drug resistance.


SIRT1, Cancer, Drug Resistance, Clinicopathological Characteristics, Meta-Analysis


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