miRNAs, cancer, and stem cell division

Cell. 2005 Jul 15;122(1):6-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2005.06.036.


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to regulate the expression of genes involved in the control of development, proliferation, apoptosis, and the stress response. As a cluster of recent Nature papers now show, altered expression of specific miRNA genes contributes to the initiation and progression of cancer.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Disease Progression
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs* / genetics
  • MicroRNAs* / metabolism
  • Neoplasms* / genetics
  • Neoplasms* / metabolism
  • Stem Cells* / cytology
  • Stem Cells* / metabolism


  • MicroRNAs