An Evolutionary Perspective of Animal MicroRNAs and Their Targets

@inproceedings{Shomron2009AnEP,
  title={An Evolutionary Perspective of Animal MicroRNAs and Their Targets},
  author={Noam Shomron and David Golan and Eran Hornstein},
  booktitle={Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology},
  year={2009}
}
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression through translational inhibition or mRNA degradation by binding to sequences on the target mRNA. miRNA regulation appears to be the most abundant mode of posttranscriptional regulation affecting approximately 50% of the transcriptome. miRNA genes are often clustered and/or located in introns, and each targets a variable and often large number of mRNAs. Here we discuss the genomic architecture of animal miRNA genes and… CONTINUE READING