MicroRNA functions in insects

Asgari, Sassan (2013) MicroRNA functions in insects. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 43 4: 388-397. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2012.10.005


Author Asgari, Sassan
Title MicroRNA functions in insects
Journal name Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-1748
1879-0240
Publication date 2013-04
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ibmb.2012.10.005
Volume 43
Issue 4
Start page 388
End page 397
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are generated in all eukaryotes and viruses. Their role as master regulators of gene expression in various biological processes has only been fully appreciated over the last decade. Accumulating evidence suggests that alterations in the expression of miRNAs may lead to disorders, including developmental defects, diseases and cancer. Here, I review what is currently known about miRNA functions in insects to provide an insight into their diverse roles in insect biology.
Keyword microRNA
Gene regulation
Development
Host–pathogen interaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 25 October 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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