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Enzyme silencer for miRNA

posted Oct 9, 2011, 5:50 AM by Vinod Scaria
Enzyme silencer for miRNA 

doi:10.1038/nindia.2009.73; Published online 27 February 2009 The researchers: (L to R) Vaibhav Jadhav, Vinod Scaria and Souvik Maiti. 

In an easy-to-design technique that could have wide-ranging applications in disease diagnostics and therapeutics, researchers have managed to cripple the activity of a new class of small RNAs — tiny workhorses responsible for gene expression and protein synthesis in our body1. This will further our knowledge of the functions of this class of RNAs — called miRNAs — in disease progression and ultimately in finding new therapeutic targets for treatment.