MiRNA expression in the eye

MiRNA expression in the eye MiRNAs are a newly discovered class of small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression by translational repression and mRNA degradation. It has become evident that miRNAs are involved in many important biological processes, including tissue differentiation and development. The role of miRNAs in the eye is beginning to be explored following their recent detection by miRNA expression analyses. Many of the target genes for these ocular miRNAs remain undefined. This review summarizes the current information about ocular miRNA expression. Future research should focus on the function of ocular miRNAs in eye development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

MiRNA expression in the eye

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Life Sciences; Zoology ; Anatomy ; Cell Biology
ISSN
0938-8990
eISSN
1432-1777
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00335-008-9127-8
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Abstract

MiRNAs are a newly discovered class of small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression by translational repression and mRNA degradation. It has become evident that miRNAs are involved in many important biological processes, including tissue differentiation and development. The role of miRNAs in the eye is beginning to be explored following their recent detection by miRNA expression analyses. Many of the target genes for these ocular miRNAs remain undefined. This review summarizes the current information about ocular miRNA expression. Future research should focus on the function of ocular miRNAs in eye development.

Journal

Mammalian GenomeSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 22, 2008

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