MicroRNAs in inner ear biology and pathogenesis.

  title={MicroRNAs in inner ear biology and pathogenesis.},
  author={Minal Patel and Bo Hua Hu},
  journal={Hearing research},
  volume={287 1-2},
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are a group of small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression. The discovery of these small RNAs has added a new layer of complexity to molecular biology. Every day, new advances are being made in understanding the biochemistry and genetics of miRNAs and their roles in cellular function and homeostasis. Studies indicate diverse roles for miRNAs in inner ear biology and pathogenesis. This article reviews recent developments in miRNA research in the field of inner ear… CONTINUE READING