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Reports Outline Gene Therapy Study Findings from University of Science Malaysia (MicroRNA pathways: an emerging role in identification of therapeutic...

August 21, 2014



Reports Outline Gene Therapy Study Findings from University of Science Malaysia (MicroRNA pathways: an emerging role in identification of therapeutic strategies)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Gene Therapy Weekly -- A new study on Biotechnology is now available. According to news reporting originating in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "For years researchers have exerted every effort to improve the influential roles of microRNA (miRNA) in regulating genes that direct mammalian cell development and function. In spite of numerous advancements, many facets of miRNA generation remain unresolved due to the perplexing regulatory networks."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Science Malaysia, "The biogenesis of miRNA, eminently endures as a mystery as no universal pathway defines or explicates the variegation in the rise of miRNAs. Early evidence in biogenesis ignited specific steps of being omitted or replaced that eventuate in the individual miRNAs of different mechanisms. Understanding the basic foundation concerning how miRNAs are generated and function will help with diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This review encompasses the canonical and the non-canonical pathways involved in miRNA biogenesis, while elucidating how miRNAs regulate genes at the nuclear level and also the mechanism that lies behind circulating miRNAs."

For more information on this research see: MicroRNA pathways: an emerging role in identification of therapeutic strategies. Current Gene Therapy, 2014;14(2):112-20. (Bentham Science Publishers - www.benthamscience.com; Current Gene Therapy - www.benthamscience.com/cgt/index.htm)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Vijayarathna, Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Additional authors for this research include C.E. Oon, S.L. Jothy, Y. Chen, J.R. Kanwar and S. Sasidharan (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, Malaysia, Pulau Pinang.

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC


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Source: Gene Therapy Weekly


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