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miRNAs in bacteria?

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mrswoody
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miRNAs in bacteria?

Post by mrswoody » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:35 pm

Does H. pylori have miRNAs that may target p27 in humans?
I am not a scientist but it is my understanding that only viruses possess miRNAs.
I thank you very, very much for any response.

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Re: miRNAs in bacteria?

Post by Helico_expert » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:41 am

wow.. this is a tough one. the simple answer is yes, HP has microRNA and I would expect every living things to have it. This is a relatively new topic and scientist is still scratching the surface to understand what does it do. It seems like it has a purpose of regulating gene expression. But how it itself is regulated is unknown.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22919587

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Re: miRNAs in bacteria?

Post by michaeljonson » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:26 pm

Yes H.plyori has microRNA (miRNA) which further causes inflammation.
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