JCI Studies Uncover Metabolic, Tumor-Suppressive Roles for miR-122 in the Liver | GenomeWeb

Two independent research groups this week reported in The Journal of Clinical Investigation on the role of microRNA-122 in the liver, showing that the non-coding RNA is critical for fat and cholesterol metabolism in the organ and that it may play an important role in tumor suppression.

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