MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small noncoding RNA genes recently found to be abnormally expressed in several types of cancer. Here, we describe a recently developed methodology for miRNA gene expression profiling based on the development of a microchip containing oligonucleotides corresponding to 245 miRNAs from human and mouse genomes. We used these microarrays to obtain highly reproducible results that revealed tissue-specific miRNA expression signatures, data that were confirmed by assessment of expression by Northern blots, real-time RT-PCR, and literature search. The microchip oligolibrary can be expanded to include an increasing number of miRNAs discovered in various species and is useful for the analysis of normal and disease states.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 29 2004|
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