Methods for the identification of PTEN-targeting microRNAs

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The identification of PTEN -targeting microRNAs usually starts from an in silico bioinformatic prediction and then requires a careful experimental validation that exploits both heterologous and endogenous systems. Here we describe the methods used to carry on these analyses and experiments, examining pitfalls and alternatives for each step. Moreover, we give an overview of the latest high-throughput microRNA target identification techniques which offer a more comprehensive view of the microRNAs that can bind a fundamental tumor suppressor such as PTEN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
Number of pages28
PublisherHumana Press
Publication date1 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
SeriesMethods in Molecular Biology

    Research areas

  • 3′ untranslated region, MicroRNA responsive element, MicroRNAs, Posttranscriptional regulation, PTEN

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