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Biomolecules 2015, 5(4), 2363-2387; doi:10.3390/biom5042363

RNA-Binding Proteins in the Regulation of miRNA Activity: A Focus on Neuronal Functions

Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126 Milan, Italy
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Received: 28 May 2015 / Revised: 16 September 2015 / Accepted: 23 September 2015 / Published: 30 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RNA-Binding Proteins—Structure, Function, Networks and Disease)
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Abstract

Posttranscriptional modifications of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are key processes in the fine-tuning of cellular homeostasis. Two major actors in this scenario are RNA binding proteins (RBPs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) that together play important roles in the biogenesis, turnover, translation and localization of mRNAs. This review will highlight recent advances in the understanding of the role of RBPs in the regulation of the maturation and the function of miRNAs. The interplay between miRNAs and RBPs is discussed specifically in the context of neuronal development and function. View Full-Text
Keywords: miRNA; RNA binding proteins; RBPs; neuronal-gene-expression-regulation; miRNA-RBP cooperation; miRNA-RBP competition miRNA; RNA binding proteins; RBPs; neuronal-gene-expression-regulation; miRNA-RBP cooperation; miRNA-RBP competition
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Loffreda, A.; Rigamonti, A.; Barabino, S.M.L.; Lenzken, S.C. RNA-Binding Proteins in the Regulation of miRNA Activity: A Focus on Neuronal Functions. Biomolecules 2015, 5, 2363-2387.

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