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Cell. 2005 Jul 15;122(1):6-7.

miRNAs, cancer, and stem cell division.

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  • 1Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics and Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA.


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to regulate the expression of genes involved in the control of development, proliferation, apoptosis, and the stress response. As a cluster of recent Nature papers now show, altered expression of specific miRNA genes contributes to the initiation and progression of cancer.

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