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miRNA

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From microRNA

The seminal article on microRNAs did not introduce the abbreviation miRNA nor the term microRNA, but rather referred to the entities as "small RNAs" (Lee, 1993).

AbbreviationEdit

miRNA

  1. (genetics) A MicroRNA.
    • 2007, Benjamin Lewin, Genes IX [1], ISBN 0763739057, page 343:
      There are ~80 genes in the C elegans genome coding for miRNAs that are twenty-one to twenty-four nucleotides long.
    • 2010, Dimond, Patricia F., "miRNAs' Therapeutic Potential" (original copy), Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, vol. 30, no. 6, page 1:
      MicroRNAs (miRNAs) finely regulate gene expression and play an important role in various cellular processes, including cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis.

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