All posts tagged microRNA

  • The sum of enhancing a few microRNAs may be greater than enhancing one by many, many times. Image: Flickr/Shoops2011

    microRNA cooperation mutes breast cancer oncogenes

    “Imagine you have a microRNA that regulates genes A and B. Then you have another microRNA that regulates genes B and C. You amplify each microRNA to a degree that doesn’t effect gene A or C, but their combined effect regulates gene B,” says Bolin Liu, MD.

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Reverting to a stem-like state, as shown here, helps breast cancer cells evolve around the blockages of current treatments. Image: Flickr/CodonAUG cc license.