HKUST scientists discover how multiple RNA elements control MicroRNA biogenesis

Scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have recently identified new details regarding the mechanism by which Microprocessor, an RNase III enzyme-based complex, cleaves primary microRNAs (pri-miRNAs), suggesting ways for restoring the abnormal levels of miRNAs (microRNAs), which are associated with numerous human diseases.