MicroRNAs: Powerful new regulators of heart disease and provocative therapeutic targets

Eva Van Rooij, Eric N. Olson

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MicroRNAs act as negative regulators of gene expression by inhibiting the translation or promoting the degradation of target mRNAs. Recent studies have revealed key roles of microRNAs as regulators of the growth, development, function, and stress responsiveness of the heart, providing glimpses of undiscovered regulatory mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2369-2376
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 4 2007


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