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[MicroRNAs as a new family of hormones]

BOJCSUK Dóra1, SIPOS Lilla1, BÁLINT Bálint László1

DECEMBER 20, 2013

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[MicroRNA molecules regulate the translation of mRNAs to proteins. In a study published by Maria A. Cortez and her colleagues in Nature in 2011, the authors suggest that miRNAs, known as biomarkers and translation regulators, could be considered as nucleic acid hormones. In this paper we introduce the characteristics of microRNAs that support their function as hormones.]

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