Peripheral signatures of psychiatric disorders: MicroRNAs
Mehmet Akif Camkurt 1*, Serkan G?ne? 2, Salih Co?kun 3, Ebru Fındıklı 4
1Af?in State Hospital, Psychiatry Department, Af?in, Kahramanmara?, Turkey, 2Mersin University, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Mersin, Turkey, 3Dicle University, School of Medicine, Psychiatry Department, Diyarbakır, Turkey, 4Kahramanmara? S?t?? ?mam University, Psychiatry Department, KAhramanmara?, Turkey
Received: March 21, 2016; Revised: April 13, 2016; Accepted: April 13, 2016; Published online: April 13, 2016.
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microRNAs (miRNAs) are 22 nucleotide long RNA transcripts, their synthesis start in nucleus and continues in cytoplasm. As being critical for post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression they have been investigated in psychiatric disorders. There are numerous studies performed in peripheral tissues for psychiatric disorders. Here in this article, we aimed to review some common microRNAs denoted significant in at least two studies and their relevance to psychiatric research. We focused on miR-320, miR-106, miR-34, miR-223, miR-107 and miR-134.?
Keywords: microrna, psychiatry, peripheral, blood, plasma, serum, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, alzheimer, biomarker, marker