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What is the difference between MiRNA and SiRNA?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Sep 25, 2019

MiRNA and SiRNA are both discussed in molecular biology. MiRNA stands for micro ribonucleic acid while SiRNA stands for small interfering ribonucleic acid. MiRNA is a type of natural molecule that comes with a single strand. This comes with 22 nucleotides and the location of this is usually in eukaryotes, which means animal cells. SiRNA is different from MiRNA in some ways. F...Read More
 

W. Kaye

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W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Aug 22, 2019

Two types of non-coding RNA that are included in gene regulation are MiRNA and SiRNA. Both are short, duplex RNA molecule exerting gene silencing effects by targeting messenger RNA at the post-transcriptional level. miRNA is an RNA duplex, which consists of 18-25 nucleotides. siRNA is a 21-23 nucleotide long duplex molecule. miRNA is capable of targeting over 100 mRNA types at the same time. siRNA is capable of selecting only one mRNA type. miRNA is partially complementary to the mRNA...Read More
 

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