microRNAs as mediators of insect host-pathogen interactions and immunity

Hussain, Mazhar and Asgari, Sassan (2014) microRNAs as mediators of insect host-pathogen interactions and immunity. Journal of Insect Physiology, 70 151-158. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.08.003

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Author Hussain, Mazhar
Asgari, Sassan
Title microRNAs as mediators of insect host-pathogen interactions and immunity
Journal name Journal of Insect Physiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1910
1879-1611
Publication date 2014-08-22
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.08.003
Open Access Status
Volume 70
Start page 151
End page 158
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Insects are the most successful group of animals on earth, owing this partly to their very effective immune responses to microbial invasion. These responses mainly include cellular and humoral responses as well as RNA interference (RNAi). Small non-coding RNAs (snRNAs) produced through RNAi are important molecules in the regulation of gene expression in almost all living organisms; contributing to important processes such as development, differentiation, immunity as well as host-microorganism interactions. The main snRNAs produced by the RNAi response include short interfering RNAs, microRNAs and piwi-interacting RNAs. In addition to the host snRNAs, some microorganisms encode snRNAs that affect the dynamics of host-pathogen interactions. In this review, we will discuss the latest developments in regards to the role of microRNA in insect host-pathogen interactions and provide some insights into this rapidly developing area of research.
Keyword Immunity
Insect
Interactions
MicroRNA
Pathogen
Virus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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