The Importance of Standardization on Analyzing Circulating RNA.

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The Importance of Standardization on Analyzing Circulating RNA.

Mol Diagn Ther. 2017 Jun;21(3):259-268

Authors: Lee I, Baxter D, Lee MY, Scherler K, Wang K

Abstract
Circulating RNAs, especially microRNAs (miRNAs), have recently emerged as non-invasive disease biomarkers. Despite enthusiasm and numerous reports on disease-associated circulating miRNAs, currently there is no circulating miRNA-based diagnostic in use. In addition, there are many contradictory reports on the concentration changes of specific miRNA in circulation. Here we review the impact of various technical and non-technical factors related to circulating miRNA measurement and elucidate the importance of having a general guideline for sample preparation and concentration measurement in studying circulating RNA.

PMID: 28039578 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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