microribonucleic acid

microribonucleic acid

a class of small RNA that inhibits translation of RNA into protein.
See also: small ribonucleic acid, ribonucleic acid interference.
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The mitochondrial Cx43 over- expression of dominant-negative mutants (eg L160- mutant) leads to the formation of impaired molecular chaperones by means of microribonucleic acid (RNA).12-19,24,25 These chaperones with the translocated Cx43 impair the nascent polypeptide chain structure of Cx43 with post- translational modifications such as glycosylation, phosphorylation, sulfation, acetylation, ubiquitination, ribosylation, C-terminal (glycosyl phosphatidyl inositol [GPI] membrane anchors) methylation.24,25