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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.
MicroRNAs predict heart and kidney health in children without disease

MicroRNAs predict heart and kidney health in children without disease

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Pancreatic β cells secrete miR-29 in response to high levels of free fatty acids

Pancreatic β cells secrete miR-29 in response to high levels of free fatty acids

Reduced expression of TBX15 in tumor tissue represents a prognostic biomarker for HCC patients

Reduced expression of TBX15 in tumor tissue represents a prognostic biomarker for HCC patients

Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s manipulate glucose homeostasis

Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s manipulate glucose homeostasis

New findings could help better understand the mechanisms underlying severe malaria

New findings could help better understand the mechanisms underlying severe malaria

Study shows how cardiosphere-derived cells replenish damaged tissues in dilated cardiomyopathy

Study shows how cardiosphere-derived cells replenish damaged tissues in dilated cardiomyopathy

Boosting a natural cellular process could lower ventilator-related lung damage

Boosting a natural cellular process could lower ventilator-related lung damage

Nuclear DICER complex disrupts cytoplasmic microRNAome in glioblastoma cancer cells

Nuclear DICER complex disrupts cytoplasmic microRNAome in glioblastoma cancer cells

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

New tool aids in the discovery of RNA medicines for undruggable diseases

New tool aids in the discovery of RNA medicines for undruggable diseases

Study findings can guide personalized breast cancer therapies based on melatonin

Study findings can guide personalized breast cancer therapies based on melatonin

Degenerative process can be reversed by practicing regular aerobic exercise, shows study

Degenerative process can be reversed by practicing regular aerobic exercise, shows study

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