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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 9265-9276; doi:10.3390/ijms12129265
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Inference of Gene Regulation via miRNAs During ES Cell Differentiation Using MiRaGE Method

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Received: 24 October 2011; in revised form: 22 November 2011 / Accepted: 29 November 2011 / Published: 12 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Non-Coding RNAs)
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Abstract: MicroRNA (miRNA) is a critical regulator of cell growth, differentiation, and development. To identify important miRNAs in a biological process, many bioinformatical tools have been developed. We have developed MiRaGE (MiRNA Ranking by Gene Expression) method to infer the regulation of gene expression by miRNAs from changes of gene expression profiles. The method does not require precedent array normalization. We applied the method to elucidate possibly important miRNAs during embryonic stem (ES) cell differentiation to neuronal cells and we infer that certain miRNAs, including miR-200 family, miR-429, miR-302 family, and miR-17-92 cluster members may be important to the maintenance of undifferentiated status in ES cells.
Keywords: miRNA; embryonic stem cell; MiRaGE metheod miRNA; embryonic stem cell; MiRaGE metheod
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Yoshizawa, M.; Taguchi, Y.-H.; Yasuda, J. Inference of Gene Regulation via miRNAs During ES Cell Differentiation Using MiRaGE Method. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 9265-9276.

AMA Style

Yoshizawa M, Taguchi Y-H, Yasuda J. Inference of Gene Regulation via miRNAs During ES Cell Differentiation Using MiRaGE Method. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(12):9265-9276.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Yoshizawa, Masato; Taguchi, Y-h.; Yasuda, Jun. 2011. "Inference of Gene Regulation via miRNAs During ES Cell Differentiation Using MiRaGE Method." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 12: 9265-9276.



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