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A study of neural-related microRNAs in the developing amphioxus

Overview of attention for article published in EvoDevo, January 2011
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A study of neural-related microRNAs in the developing amphioxus
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EvoDevo, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/2041-9139-2-15
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Simona Candiani, Luca Moronti, Davide De Pietri Tonelli, Greta Garbarino, Mario Pestarino


MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs regulating expression of protein coding genes at post-transcriptional level and controlling several biological processes. At present microRNAs have been identified in various metazoans and seem also to be involved in brain development, neuronal differentiation and subtypes specification. An approach to better understand the role of microRNAs in animal gene expression is to determine temporal and tissue-specific expression patterns of microRNAs in different model organisms. Therefore, we have investigated the expression of six neural related microRNAs in amphioxus, an organism having an important phylogenetic position in terms of understanding the origin and evolution of chordates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Norway 1 2%
Unknown 49 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 28%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Master 6 11%
Professor 5 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Neuroscience 3 6%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 6 11%

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