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posted on 22.11.2019, 16:34 by Sebastian Vencken, Tidi Hassan, Noel G. McElvaney, Stephen GJ Smith, Catherine M. Greene

Several experimental methods exist to explore the microRNA (miRNA) regulome. These methods almost exclusively focus on multiple targets bound to a single, or perhaps a few miRNAs of interest. Here, we describe a microRNA capture affinity technology (miR-CATCH) which uses an affinity capture oligonucleotide to co-purify a single target messenger RNA (mRNA) together with all its endogenously bound miRNAs. This bench-top method is similar to RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) and provides an experimental alternative to computational miRNA target prediction.


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The final publication is available at Springer via 10.1007/978-1-4939-1538-5_23

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Vencken S, Hassan T, McElvaney NG, Smith SG, Greene CM. miR-CATCH: microRNA capture affinity technology. Methods Molecular Biology. 2015;1218:365-73

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