Genetic ‘Junk’ May Play Key Role in Pulmonary Hypertension

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A recent study suggests that RNA fragments called microRNAs (miRNAs), long thought of as genetic “junk,” actually control the production of endothelial cells, whose over-proliferation is responsible for the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH). The study, published in the Experimental Biology and Medicine journal, is titled “microRNA-125a in pulmonary hypertension: Regulator of a proliferative phenotype of endothelial cells.”

Read more on the role of RNA fragments in the proliferation of endothelial lung cells here: http://bit.ly/1XkRwjw

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