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In genetics, microRNAs (miRNA) are single-stranded RNA molecules of 21-23 nucleotides in length, which regulate gene expression. miRNAs are encoded by genes from whose DNA they are transcribed but miRNAs are not translated into protein (i.e. they are non-coding RNAs); instead each primary transcript (a pri-miRNA) is processed into a short stem-loop structure called a pre-miRNA and finally into a functional miRNA. Mature miRNA molecules are partially complementary to one or more messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules, and their main function is to down-regulate gene expression.
Study identifies a promising target for polycystic kidney disease treatment

Study identifies a promising target for polycystic kidney disease treatment

Study investigates link between plasma miRNAs and cognitive function among cognitively normal men

Study investigates link between plasma miRNAs and cognitive function among cognitively normal men

GnRH therapy could improve cognitive deficits in men with Down syndrome

GnRH therapy could improve cognitive deficits in men with Down syndrome

New labeling technique helps analyze the contents of exosomes from cells

New labeling technique helps analyze the contents of exosomes from cells

Aberrant levels of three microRNAs may impair healing in venous ulcers, study shows

Aberrant levels of three microRNAs may impair healing in venous ulcers, study shows

Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

Research can pave the way for early detection of biliary tract cancer

Research can pave the way for early detection of biliary tract cancer

Improving the immune defenses against blood cancer

Improving the immune defenses against blood cancer

Moffitt researchers reveal how RNA molecules promote the development of melanoma metastasis

Moffitt researchers reveal how RNA molecules promote the development of melanoma metastasis

Nanoparticles can be triggered to release anti-cancer microRNA using an alternating magnetic field

Nanoparticles can be triggered to release anti-cancer microRNA using an alternating magnetic field

New liquid biopsy assay enables prediction of treatment response in patients with esophageal cancer

New liquid biopsy assay enables prediction of treatment response in patients with esophageal cancer

Researchers reveal a possible biological mechanism connecting breast cancer and type 2 diabetes

Researchers reveal a possible biological mechanism connecting breast cancer and type 2 diabetes

Robust biomarker panel could help predict gestational diabetes in early pregnancy

Robust biomarker panel could help predict gestational diabetes in early pregnancy

Viral microRNA acts as a master regulator to induce the reactivation of dormant herpesviruses

Viral microRNA acts as a master regulator to induce the reactivation of dormant herpesviruses

Efficacy of affinity resin containing Galanthus nivalis agglutinin against SARS-CoV-2

Efficacy of affinity resin containing Galanthus nivalis agglutinin against SARS-CoV-2

Artificial circular RNAs found to bypass cellular antiviral responses

Artificial circular RNAs found to bypass cellular antiviral responses

Study finds a bidirectional link between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in kids with autism

Study finds a bidirectional link between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in kids with autism

Increased levels of a microRNA in type 2 diabetes have negative effect on insulin secretion

Increased levels of a microRNA in type 2 diabetes have negative effect on insulin secretion

Researchers discover new pathway for DNA transfer in tumor microenvironment

Researchers discover new pathway for DNA transfer in tumor microenvironment

Current and future perspectives of mRNA technology

Current and future perspectives of mRNA technology