Lesser known relatives of miRNA.

  title={Lesser known relatives of miRNA.},
  author={Supratim Choudhuri},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  volume={388 2},
Since the discovery of RNAi (RNA interference) major attention has focused on studying miRNA (microRNA) and siRNA (small interfering RNA). However, within the last few years, several other small ncRNAs (non-coding RNAs) have been discovered and thus various newer acronyms representing these 'other' classes of small ncRNAs have populated the literature. Of these, piRNA (Piwi-interacting RNA) has been gaining importance because of its role as the guardian of the germline genome. Some of the other… CONTINUE READING

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