Identification of microRNAs from different tissues of chicken embryo and adult chicken

FEBS Lett. 2006 Jun 26;580(15):3610-6. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2006.05.044. Epub 2006 May 26.


We report for the first time the identification of 25 microRNAs from tissues originating from chicken embryo and adult chicken. Most of the cloned microRNAs are expressed in both adult chickens and chicken embryos. Fourteen were identified without any prior prediction. One microRNA, miR-757, is thought to be chicken-specific. Three of the microRNAs appear to be extremely tissue specific.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Chick Embryo / metabolism*
  • Chickens / genetics*
  • Chickens / metabolism*
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Gene Expression
  • MicroRNAs / analysis*
  • MicroRNAs / chemistry
  • MicroRNAs / genetics
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Multigene Family / genetics
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • Organ Specificity
  • Species Specificity


  • MicroRNAs