miRNAs control essential functions of the cardiovascular system
Research report (imported) 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research - W. G. Kerckhoff Institute
The primary function of miRNAs is the posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression. The functional analysis of miRNA-mediated regulation allows fascinating insights into complex regulatory interactions. A group at the MPI of Heart and Lung Research investigates miRNA-dependent molecular mechanisms in contractile tissues of the cardiovascular system. The work reveals basic principles of miRNA regulation and answers fundamental questions related to development and physiology of the cardiovascular system.