Posts Tagged: microRNA

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What is the future of microRNA technology?

Technology for profiling of microRNA by qPCR is ever evolving, opening up the opportunity for deeper insights into gene regulation. The development of locked nucleic acids (LNA), for example, enhanced qPCR primer specificity, while the design for an effective reverse transcription method for plant microRNAs opened up a new phylogenetic kingdom for qPCR profiling. Developing assays to… Read article →


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One spin, one dedicated kit – selection wheels make it possible

It can be a real struggle sometimes to find and select the right isolation kit, whether it is for RNA or genomic DNA (gDNA) purification. Not using the right kit for your experiments has major consequences, however – the impact could be as severe as not being able to publish your results. Or worse, finding that other researchers were able… Read article →


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Back to the beginning: microRNA biogenesis

Introduction Since the discovery of microRNA (miRNA) in the early 1990s, much effort has been devoted to understanding how miRNAs are produced in the cell and how genes are controlled by these tiny RNAs. In today’s blog, we look back to the very beginning of miRNA discovery, and discuss miRNA biogenesis and its influence in cancer… Read article →


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Emerging roles of competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA)

If you have been following our blog posts about microRNA (miRNA) – or if you have been studying the microRNA world – you are likely familiar with the small 22-nucleotide RNAs that target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) to repress their translation into protein. The ceRNA hypothesis In 2011, Pier Paolo Pandolfi research lab proposed the hypothesis… Read article →