Stem-loop sequence cel-lin-4

AccessionMI0000002 (change log)
Previous IDscel-lin-4L
DescriptionCaenorhabditis elegans lin-4 stem-loop
Gene family MIPF0000303; lin-4
Community annotation

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In molecular biology lin-4 is a microRNA (miRNA) that was identified from a study of developmental timing in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. It was the first to be discovered of the miRNAs, a class of non-coding RNAs involved in gene regulation. miRNAs are transcribed as ~70 nucleotide precursors and subsequently processed by the Dicer enzyme to give a 21 nucleotide product. The extents of the hairpin precursors are not generally known and are estimated based on hairpin prediction. The products are thought to have regulatory roles through complete or partial complementarity to mRNA. The lin-4 gene has been found to lie within a 4.11kb intron of a separate host gene (see also ).

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Deep sequencing
58 reads, 0 reads per million, 5 experiments
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lin-4 is found on chromosome II in Caenorhabditis elegans [1] and is complementary to sequences in the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of lin-14 mRNA. lin-4 acts to developmentally repress the accumulation of lin-14 protein. This repression is essential for the proper timing of numerous events of Caenorhabditis elegans larval development [2].

Genome context
Coordinates (WBcel235; GCA_000002985.3) Overlapping transcripts
chrII: 5902254-5902347 [+]
F59G1.4 ; F59G1.4; intron 9
F59G1.10 ; F59G1.10; exon 1
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Mature sequence cel-lin-4-5p

Accession MIMAT0000002
Previous IDscel-lin-4

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Deep sequencing58 reads, 5 experiments
Evidence experimental; cloned [1,3-4], 454 [5], Illumina [6], CLIPseq [7]
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Mature sequence cel-lin-4-3p

Accession MIMAT0015092
Previous IDscel-lin-4*

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 - 76

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Evidence experimental; CLIPseq [7]
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PMID:20062054 "Comprehensive discovery of endogenous Argonaute binding sites in Caenorhabditis elegans" Zisoulis DG, Lovci MT, Wilbert ML, Hutt KR, Liang TY, Pasquinelli AE, Yeo GW Nat Struct Mol Biol. 17:173-179(2010).