A microRNA molecule is short piece of ribonucleic acid (RNA) that regulates gene expression in eukaryotic and other cells. Often, the word microRNA is abbreviated as miRNA. Specific microRNA's are named with a mir- tag and a number such as miRNA-21 or mir-21 or mir-150 etc.
The miRNA field is growing dramatically. Growth is driven primarily by the close connection between miRNA expression profiles and disease states, especially for cancer. To better understand the association between miRNA and various cancer types, we conducted an analysis of the 20,014 scientific publications about microRNA found in PubMed as of September 2011.
After downloading the publication abstracts and standardizing the miRNA references found in them, ETI built a technology landscape using Emerging Tech Insights' proprietary tools. ETI invites you to explore the landscape by clicking on the arrow. There is no cost for this service.
Eventually, the results of our analysis were published in the two articles below.
microRNA Publications from the miRNA Technology Landscape
Oosta, Gary and Razvi, Enal. "Analysis of miRNA market trends reveals hotspots of research activity"
Epigenomics, April 2012, Vol. 4, No. 2, Pages 237-240.
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Oosta, Gary and Razvi, Enal. "Hotspots of miRNA Research Activity"
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, July 2012, Vol. 32, No. 132, Page 15.
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