MicroRNA-221/222 expression in atherosclerotic coronary artery plaque versus internal mammarian artery and in peripheral blood samples

Bildirici A. E. , ARSLAN S. , Sahin N. , BERKAN Ö. , BETON O. , YILMAZ M. B.

Biomarkers, vol.23, no.7, pp.670-675, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1354750x.2018.1474260
  • Title of Journal : Biomarkers
  • Page Numbers: pp.670-675


Background: Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arterial wall with predilection to some sites on others. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of the non-coding RNAs regulating the target gene expression at post-transcriptional level. Different miRNAs were found at distinct stages of plaque development and expression of miRNAs' might play an important role in the local behaviour of atherosclerotic plaques.