miRNA

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From microRNA

The seminal article on microRNAs did not introduce the abbreviation miRNA nor the term microRNA, but rather referred to the entities as "small RNAs" (Lee, 1993).

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miRNA

  1. (genetics) A MicroRNA.
    • 2007, Benjamin Lewin, Genes IX [1], ISBN 0763739057, page 343:
      There are ~80 genes in the C elegans genome coding for miRNAs that are twenty-one to twenty-four nucleotides long.
    • 2010, Dimond, Patricia F., "miRNAs' Therapeutic Potential" (original copy), Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, vol. 30, no. 6, page 1:
      MicroRNAs (miRNAs) finely regulate gene expression and play an important role in various cellular processes, including cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis.

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