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Neuron-type specific miRNA represses two broadly expressed genes to modulate an avoidance behavior in C. elegans

10/03/2016

Novel mechanism to steer cell identities gives clue on how organisms develop

A class of genes called microRNAs are known to prevent gene expression. In a recent study, scientists could show that down-regulating genes through microRNAs can determine unique properties of specific cells in an unexpected way. This finding was now reported in the journal Genes & Development.

Neuron-type specific miRNA represses two broadly expressed genes to modulate an avoidance behavior in C. elegans
Tanja Drexel, Katharina Mahofsky, Richard Latham, Manuel Zimmer, and Luisa Cochella

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