Subcategory (RNA class) for MIR21 Gene
Quality Score for this RNA gene is
Aliases for MIR21 Gene
External Ids for MIR21 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MIR21 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MIR21 Gene
microRNAs (miRNAs) are short (20-24 nt) non-coding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in multicellular organisms by affecting both the stability and translation of mRNAs. miRNAs are transcribed by RNA polymerase II as part of capped and polyadenylated primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs) that can be either protein-coding or non-coding. The primary transcript is cleaved by the Drosha ribonuclease III enzyme to produce an approximately 70-nt stem-loop precursor miRNA (pre-miRNA), which is further cleaved by the cytoplasmic Dicer ribonuclease to generate the mature miRNA and antisense miRNA star (miRNA*) products. The mature miRNA is incorporated into a RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), which recognizes target mRNAs through imperfect base pairing with the miRNA and most commonly results in translational inhibition or destabilization of the target mRNA. The RefSeq represents the predicted microRNA stem-loop. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for MIR21 Gene
MIR21 (MicroRNA 21) is an RNA Gene, and is affiliated with the miRNA class. Diseases associated with MIR21 include Chromosome 17P Deletion. Among its related pathways are MicroRNAs in cancer and Proteoglycans in cancer.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MIR21 Gene
Stress-induced protein that, when overexpressed, promotes formation of intracellular vacuoles followed by cell death. May be involved in the cytoplasmic vacuolization of acinar cells during the early stage of acute pancreatitis. Plays a role in the initial stages of the autophagic process through its interaction with BECN1 (By similarity). Involved in cell-cell adhesion. Plays an essential role in formation of cell junctions.