Figure 2: miRNAs have tissue-specific functions. | Nature

Figure 2: miRNAs have tissue-specific functions.

From: The expanding world of small RNAs

Figure 2

E. WIENHOLDS ET AL. SCIENCE309, 310–311 (2005)

In zebrafish embryos, localization patterns of individual miRNAs indicate that their activity could be limited to tissues and organs in which they are expressed. As indicated by blue staining, miR-206 is mainly expressed in the muscle, miR-126 in the blood vessels and the heart, miR-200a in the lateral-line system (a mechanosensory system detecting water motion) and sensory organs, and miR-30c in the kidney precursor.

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