Consider the microRNA. At only about 21–26 nucleotides in length, microRNAs (miRNAs) are short, but don’t dismiss miRNAs as too short to accomplish much of anything. miRNAs are a multifunctional workhorse that play a key role in a number of genetic regulatory mechanisms throughout the plant and animal kingdoms and even in certain viruses. Scientists estimate that the human genome encodes about 2,000 different miRNAs and miRNAs account for about 3–4% of human genes (1).
Next Tuesday, we invite you to consider the microRNA with us as we host a webinar discussing the growing field of miRNA research and highlight a new, simplified miRNA purification method. Follow the link below to register.
Presented by Douglas Horejsh, Ph.D.
Tuesday, January 27
- Valinezhad Orang, A., Safaralizadeh, R. and Kazemzadeh-Bavili, M. (2014) Mechanisms of miRNA-mediated gene regulation from common downregulation to mRNA-specific upregulation. Int. J. Genomics Article ID 970607 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/970607
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