Label-free microRNA profiling not biased by 3' end 2'-O-methylation.

Accurate quantification of miRNA expression level is essential to the study of its biology, and many cutting-edge technologies have been developed to accommodate this need. Yet most of them were designed primarily for the "regular" RNAs such as animal miRNAs and may overlook the fact that plant miRNAs and many other small noncoding RNAs are 2'-O-methylated… CONTINUE READING