MicroRNAs: potentially important regulators for schistosome development and therapeutic targets against schistosomiasis.

@article{Cheng2012MicroRNAsPI,
  title={MicroRNAs: potentially important regulators for schistosome development and therapeutic targets against schistosomiasis.},
  author={Guofeng Cheng and Yan Jin},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={669-79}
}
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, endogenous non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally by targeting the 3' untranslated region (3' UTR) of messenger RNAs. Since the discovery of the first miRNA in Caenorhabditis elegans, important regulatory roles for miRNAs in many key biological processes including development, cell proliferation, cell differentiation and apoptosis of many organisms have been described. Hundreds of miRNAs have been identified in various… CONTINUE READING
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