Investigators at the Wistar Institute and North Carolina State University said that they have discovered, apparently for the first time, a molecule that inhibits microRNA.
 
Alexander Deiters, an assistant professor of chemistry at North Carolina State University, said that to identify the molecule, collaborator Qihong Huang developed a luciferase reporter gene assay to identify small-molecule inhibitors of the miRNA miR-21.
 

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