Ying-Wen Jiang

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microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small RNAs (sRNAs) of ∼21 nucleotides (nt) in length processed from foldback hairpins by DICER-LIKE1 (DCL1) or DCL4. They regulate the expression of target mRNAs by base pairing through RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC). In the RISC, ARGONAUTE1 (AGO1) is the key protein that cleaves miRNA targets at position ten of a(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and trans-acting small-interfering RNAs (tasi-RNAs) are small (20-22 nt long) RNAs (smRNAs) generated from hairpin secondary structures or antisense transcripts, respectively, that regulate gene expression by Watson-Crick pairing to a target mRNA and altering expression by mechanisms related to RNA interference. The high(More)
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