Dietary delivery: a new avenue for microRNA therapeutics?

Trends Biotechnol. 2015 Aug;33(8):431-2. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.06.003. Epub 2015 Jun 22.


Many people carefully monitor their food choices, adhering to the philosophy that 'you are what you eat'. Recent research adds a new wrinkle to that old adage, suggesting that dietary small RNAs (sRNAs) can control the gene expression of the consumer and may provide an effective, noninvasive, and inexpensive therapy for many human diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral*
  • Animals
  • Drug Delivery Systems*
  • Food
  • Gene Expression / drug effects*
  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs* / administration & dosage
  • MicroRNAs* / pharmacology
  • RNA, Small Interfering* / administration & dosage
  • RNA, Small Interfering* / pharmacology


  • MicroRNAs
  • RNA, Small Interfering