Special Issue "The Role of MicroRNAs in Human Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Prof. Elisabetta Ferretti
Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Viale Regina Elena, 291, 00161 Rome, Italy
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Interests: solid tumors; metabolic diseases; microRNAs; LncRNA; Hedgehog/Gli signaling; stem cells; circulating biomarkers (microRNAs and cfDNA); cellular models; animal models; oncosuppressor; oncogenes
This Special Issue will cover the role of small non-coding microRNAs in human diseases. Since their discovery in 1993, we have come a long way in understanding the biogenesis and functions of miRNAs. Their critical role in most developmental processes like embryogenesis, differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis is becoming clearer and at the same time their abberant expression is responsible for a variety of diseases. This Special Issue is an effort to cover some of the latest and salient advances involving this remarkable little players in post-transcriptional gene regulation in the diseased state. This Special Issue will encompass the role of miRNAs in cancer, neurological, cardiac and metabolic diseases. In addition, the latest advances in how miRNAs can be harnessed in therapeutic interventions of these diseases will be discussed. Some reviews will focus on the reality of RNA based medicine and how this can be achieved in a forseeable future. To this end, we have brought together talented rising stars, as well as established scientists in the field, to share their valuable experience in this burgeoning field.
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Ferretti
Prof. Dr. Pankaj Trivedi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Non-coding RNA
- Metabolic disease
- Neurodegenerative disease