Forensic application of microRNA-706 as a biomarker for drowning pattern identification.

@article{Yu2015ForensicAO,
  title={Forensic application of microRNA-706 as a biomarker for drowning pattern identification.},
  author={SeonYoung Yu and Joo-Young Na and Young-Jik Lee and Kyung-Tae Kim and Jongtae Park and Hyung-Seok Kim},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2015},
  volume={255},
  pages={96-101}
}
Forensic research using microRNA has been used so far only for the identification of body fluids, but its use in understanding biological processes in post-mortem pathology has not been studied before. Therefore, we performed experiments in mice to compare between freshwater and saltwater drowning models, and miRNA expression was analyzed in the brain through a forward bioinformatics screening approach. In this study, we identified eight specific microRNAs whose expression increased in… CONTINUE READING