Special Issue "MicroRNA Mechanism"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Biological Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Hsiuying Wang
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Guest Editor
1. Institute of Statistics, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
2. Institute of Statistics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
Interests: anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis; microRNA; molecular biomarkers; phylogenetic analysis; bioinformatics; industry statistics; microrna
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding RNA playing an important role in many biology processes including cell differentiation, development, cell cycle regulation, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. miRNAs also induce or promote cancer cell apoptosis by epigenetic mechanisms and are involved in the development of drug resistance. miRNAs can be detected in body fluids and tissues. Circulating miRNAs are useful diagnosis and prognosis biomarkers for many diseases. In addition, miRNAs can be used to explore the association between different diseases. Various studies have described their mechanisms of actions, cellular pathways, and regulation as well as their role as disease biomarkers through in vitro and in vivo experiments and using bioinformatics analysis. Nevertheless, many new miRNAs are being discovered, and their function is not yet well characterized.

This Special Issue on “MicroRNA Mechanisms” seeks high-quality reviews and original research papers focusing on a wide range of miRNA aspects, including miRNA signaling pathways, miRNA therapeutics, miRNA regulation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • miRNA biogenesis
  • miRNA biomarkers
  • miRNA epigenetics
  • miRNA evolutionary processes
  • miRNA networks
  • miRNA pathways
  • miRNA regulation
  • miRNA therapeutics 

Prof. Dr. Hsiuying Wang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • apoptosis
  • biogenesis
  • biomarker
  • disease, epigenetics
  • microRNA
  • network
  • pathway
  • proliferation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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