miR-1: an ancient molecule controls muscle physiology

Muscle cells are particularly sensitive to disruptions in their metabolism. Severe muscle diseases may be caused by mutations that spare other tissues. Scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna have uncovered the mechanism behind a muscle-cell vulnerability mediated by the microRNA miR-1. The results of their study have been published in the current issue of the journal Science Advances.

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