RNAi

What are MicroRNAs and what do they do?


MicroRNAs are small non-coding single-stranded RNA molecules MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding single-stranded RNA molecules consisting of approximately 21 to 22 nucleotides that regulate posttranscriptional gene expression in metazoans and plants. miRNAs are usually generated from noncoding regions of gene… Read More ›

What are MicroRNA sponges?


MicroRNA sponges are decoy targets for miRNA seed families ! Ebert, Neilson & Sharp in 2007 report how to make decoy targets for several microRNA seed families, and named them ‘microRNA sponges’. Furthermore the researchers tested their ability to derepress… Read More ›