Fish are important as small vertebrate models for studying various aspects of development and disease. MicroRNA regulation in fish has so far received attention especially in studies of their expression and function during embryonic development. In the studies carried out at the National Veterinary Institute in Århus we aim at using fish models for studying microRNA regulation during viral infection. In the studies presented here we make use of a qPCR method to detect miRNAs in fish cells. We present results regarding the expression of the immunologically relevant microRNAs, miR-155, miR-146a and miR-146b in fish cells during infection with the fish pathogenic virus viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) and during immune stimulation with double stranded RNA (polyI:C). We highlight the need of finding stable normalization genes for microRNA detection.
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||MicroRNA : MicroRNA research results, technology insights and networking - The Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BIRC), Copenhagen|
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …
Conference number: 1
|Conference||MicroRNA : MicroRNA research results, technology insights and networking|
|City||The Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BIRC), Copenhagen|
|Period||01/01/2009 → …|