Identification of virally encoded microRNAs.

  title={Identification of virally encoded microRNAs.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Pfeffer},
  journal={Methods in enzymology},
RNA silencing is a widespread phenomenon that regulates gene expression at different levels. Small RNA molecules are at the core of all RNA silencing pathways and can be grouped in distinct families depending on their chemical properties and their mode of action. Among these small RNAs, microRNAs (miRNAs) represent one of the most extensively studied classes in animals. These tiny endogenous RNAs regulate gene expression posttranscriptionally by cleaving the targeted transcript or by… CONTINUE READING