MicroRNA Let-7 regulates molting and metamorphosis in the silkworm, Bombyx mori.

@article{Ling2014MicroRNALR,
  title={MicroRNA Let-7 regulates molting and metamorphosis in the silkworm, Bombyx mori.},
  author={Lin Ling and Xie Ge and Zhiqian Li and Baosheng Zeng and Jun Xu and Abu F. M. Aslam and Qisheng Song and Peng Shang and Yongping Huang and Anjiang Tan},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={53},
  pages={13-21}
}
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenous, non-coding, regulatory RNA molecules that post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression by binding to the 3'UTRs of mRNA targets and thus cause their degradation or translational inhibition. In insects, important roles of miRNAs in various biological processes have been demonstrated in Drosophila melanogaster. However, biological roles of miRNAs are barely unveiled in the majority of insect species due to limited genetic tools. In the present… CONTINUE READING