Micro RNAs in animal development.

R.H.A. Plasterk

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Abstract

Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are approximately 22 nucleotide single-stranded noncoding RNA molecules that bind to target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and silence their expression. This Essay explores the importance of miRNAs in animal development and their possible roles in disease and evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-881
JournalCell
Volume124
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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