mir-172 microRNA precursor family

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mir-172 microRNA precursor family
Symbol mir-172
Rfam RF00452
miRBase MI0000215
miRBase family MIPF0000035
Other data
RNA type Gene; miRNA
Domain(s) Eukaryota
GO 0035195 0035068
SO 0001244
PDB structures PDBe

The mir-172 microRNA is thought to target mRNAs coding for APETALA2-like transcription factors.[1] It has been verified experimentally in the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana (mouse-ear cress).[2][3] The mature sequence is excised from the 3' arm of the hairpin.


  1. ^ Jones-Rhoades, MW; Bartel DP (2004). "Computational Identification of Plant MicroRNAs and Their Targets, Including a Stress-Induced miRNA". Mol Cell. 14 (6): 787–799. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2004.05.027. PMID 15200956. 
  2. ^ Park, W; Li J; Song R; Messing J; Chen X (2002). "CARPEL FACTORY, a Dicer homolog, and HEN1, a novel protein, act in microRNA metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana". Curr Biol. 12 (17): 1484–1495. doi:10.1016/S0960-9822(02)01017-5. PMID 12225663. 
  3. ^ Mette, MF; van der Winden J; Matzke M; Matzke AJ (2002). "Short RNAs can identify new candidate transposable element families in Arabidopsis". Plant Physiol. 130 (1): 6–9. doi:10.1104/pp.007047. PMC 1540252Freely accessible. PMID 12226481. 

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