Ribonucleic acid

Ribonucleic acid (RNA): A nucleic acid present in all living cells. Its principal role is to act as a messenger carrying instructions from DNA for controlling the synthesis of proteins.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

Types

Types may include:2

Types of Ribonucleic Acid:

  • Circulating Cell-Free RNA
  • Circulating MicroRNA
  • Cytoplasmic RNA
  • Double-Stranded RNA
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus RNA
  • Poly A RNA
  • Reovirus RNA
  • Short Hairpin RNA
  • Single-Stranded RNA
  • Tumor RNA

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ vcrc/ Patients-Info/ Terms
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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