Elucidating miRNA Function in Cancer Biology via the Molecular Genetics' Toolbox

Adam Azlan, Yaashini Rajasegaran, Khor Kang Zi, Aliaa Arina Rosli, Mot Yee Yik, Narazah Mohd Yusoff, Olaf Heidenreich, Emmanuel Jairaj Moses

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Samenvatting

Micro-RNA (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs of about 18-20 nucleotides in length and are implicated in many cellular processes including proliferation, development, differentiation, apoptosis and cell signaling. Furthermore, it is well known that miRNA expression is frequently dysregulated in many cancers. Therefore, this review will highlight the various mechanisms by which microRNAs are dysregulated in cancer. Further highlights include the abundance of molecular genetics tools that are currently available to study miRNA function as well as their advantages and disadvantages with a special focus on various CRISPR/Cas systems This review provides general workflows and some practical considerations when studying miRNA function thus enabling researchers to make informed decisions in regards to the appropriate molecular genetics tool to be utilized for their experiments.

Originele taal-2Engels
TijdschriftBiomedicines
Volume10
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 15 apr. 2022
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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