Molecular Biology Reports

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 355–358 | Cite as

Localized expression pattern of miR-184 in Drosophila

  • Ping Li
  • Jianjian Peng
  • Jiangbo Hu
  • Zhongxin Xu
  • Wei Xie
  • Liudi Yuan
Article

Abstract

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a kind of endogenous non-coding small RNAs whose specific functions in animals are generally important. Although functions of some miRNAs have been identified, the role of miR-184 remains unknown. Here, we determined the temporal and spatial expression pattern of miR-184 during the different development stages and tissues in Drosophila. Strikingly, miR-184 is expressed ubiquitously in Drosophila embryos, larvae and adults, its expression pattern shows a dynamic changes during the development of embryo, especially in the central nervous system. This expression profile suggests that miR-184 may act important function in Drosophila development.

Keywords

miR-184 Expression pattern Drosophila 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank the Bloomington stocks center for fly stocks, this work was supported by NSFC (30670444).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ping Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianjian Peng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jiangbo Hu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhongxin Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei Xie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liudi Yuan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Developmental Genes and Human Disease, Ministry of EducationSoutheast UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute of Life ScienceSoutheast UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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