Posttranscriptional Regulation of MicroRNA Biogenesis in Animals

Haruhiko Siomi, Mikiko C. Siomi

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) control gene expression in animals, plants, and unicellular eukaryotes by promoting degradation or repressing translation of target mRNAs. miRNA expression is often tissue specific and developmentally regulated, and regulation occurs both transcriptionally and posttranscriptionally. This regulation is crucial, as alteration of miRNA expression has been linked to human diseases, including several cancers. Here, we discuss recent studies that shed light on how multiple steps in the miRNA biogenesis pathway are regulated to modulate miRNA function in animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-332
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Cell
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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