Gene Transcription
Regulatory RNA

A new role for miRNAs: Transcriptional Gene Activation by Nuclear Activating miRNA (namiRNAs)

MiRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that carry diverse epigenetic and post-transcriptional mechanisms. Primarily, they have been studied for their function as a negative gene expression regulator, leaving their roles in activating gene expression poorly understood. Xiao et al.reports that miRNAs in the nucleus mediate gene activation by interacting with enhancer elements …

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