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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.
The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

Researchers use aerosolized molecules to shut down proteins generated by coronavirus

Researchers use aerosolized molecules to shut down proteins generated by coronavirus

Researchers discover unique anti-cancer function for previously well-characterized protein

Researchers discover unique anti-cancer function for previously well-characterized protein

Spit testing may aid non-invasive concussion diagnosis

Spit testing may aid non-invasive concussion diagnosis

miR-29 is an age-dependent regulator of developmental plasticity in the visual cortex

miR-29 is an age-dependent regulator of developmental plasticity in the visual cortex

Amniotic fluid stem cells may lead to better treatment for ischemic stroke

Amniotic fluid stem cells may lead to better treatment for ischemic stroke

Researchers develop a stable nano-carrier for medications

Researchers develop a stable nano-carrier for medications

Biomarker candidates could aid in earlier diagnosis of mesothelioma

Biomarker candidates could aid in earlier diagnosis of mesothelioma

Diabetes leads to drastic reduction in the kidney's potential to clean itself

Diabetes leads to drastic reduction in the kidney's potential to clean itself

Research provides insight into how muscles and fat tissue communicate to improve fitness

Research provides insight into how muscles and fat tissue communicate to improve fitness

Researchers identify microRNA molecules that could repress the replication of human coronaviruses

Researchers identify microRNA molecules that could repress the replication of human coronaviruses

Antiviral effects of honeysuckle decoction affected in SIDT1poly population

Antiviral effects of honeysuckle decoction affected in SIDT1poly population

Blood microRNA biomarker may have potential to detect head and neck cancer

Blood microRNA biomarker may have potential to detect head and neck cancer

RNA-targeting compound restarts a healing factor silenced by heart attack

RNA-targeting compound restarts a healing factor silenced by heart attack

Regeneration of vascular cells is regulated by RNA-binding protein

Regeneration of vascular cells is regulated by RNA-binding protein

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

Study: Anti-microRNA drug significantly reduces miR-92a levels in human peripheral blood

Study: Anti-microRNA drug significantly reduces miR-92a levels in human peripheral blood

Study shows exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels

Study shows exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels

New approach improves SCA1 symptoms in animal models

New approach improves SCA1 symptoms in animal models

Study: Drinking honeysuckle decoction accelerates the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients

Study: Drinking honeysuckle decoction accelerates the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients