MicroRNA in the ovary and female reproductive tract.

  title={MicroRNA in the ovary and female reproductive tract.},
  author={Martha Z Carletti and Lane K. Christenson},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={87 14 Suppl},
Posttranscriptional gene regulation plays a vital role in male and female germ cell function, but our understanding of this regulatory process in somatic cells and its effect on reproductive tissue development and function is not understood. In mammalian cells, microRNA (miRNA) are key posttranscriptional regulators and function by modulating translation or degradation of their target mRNA. Mature miRNA are synthesized through a multi-step process that concludes with the cleavage of stem-loop… CONTINUE READING