Understanding microRNAs in neurodegeneration

Stephen M. Eacker, Ted M. Dawson, Valina L. Dawson

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Interest in the functions of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the nervous system has recently expanded to include their roles in neurodegeneration. Investigations have begun to reveal the influence of miRNAs on both neuronal survival and the accumulation of toxic proteins that are associated with neurodegeneration, and are providing clues as to how these toxic proteins can influence miRNA expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-841
Number of pages5
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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