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Small RNAs

The seeds of silence

Individual microRNA sequences can suppress the production of hundreds of proteins. Reduction of protein levels in this way is often modest, however, and many such RNAs probably collectively fine-tune gene expression.

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Figure 1: The techniques of SILAC and pulsed SILAC.


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