What are microRNAs?
- miRNAs are very small 19 to 25 nucleotide, non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally by inhibiting translation and degrading mRNAs.
- miRNAs control biological processes such as cell proliferation, differentiation, angiogenesis and apoptosis.
- miRNA deregulation is involved in the occurrence of many types of cancer including CRC.
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