RNA degradation as described by a mathematical model for postmortem interval determination.

@article{Lv2016RNADA,
  title={RNA degradation as described by a mathematical model for postmortem interval determination.},
  author={Ye-hui Lv and Jian-long Ma and Hui Pan and Heng Zhang and W M Ariel Li and Ai-min Xue and Hongyan Wang and Kai-jun Ma and Long Chen},
  journal={Journal of forensic and legal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={43-52}
}
Precisely determining the postmortem interval (PMI) is crucial to civil, criminal and forensic cases. A technique to exploit the postmortem RNA transcript level was developed to increase the accuracy and practicality of PMI estimation. For this purpose, lung tissues and muscle tissues were removed at twelve time points (0-144 h) from rat corpses that had been stored at three different temperatures (10, 20 and 30 °C). Human tissues were collected at autopsy from twelve real cases with known PMI… CONTINUE READING