The Diagnostic and Therapeutic role of microRNAs in COVID-19 Disease

Authors

  • IQBAL The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
  • Asfa Ashraf The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan; Association of Applied BioMedical Sciences (AABMS), Narowal (51770), Pakistan.
  • Mirza Imran Shahzad University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Coronavirus, COVID-19, MicroRNAs, Biomarkers, Therapeutic option.

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a pandemic associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) refer to a class of small endogenous non-coding RNAs that serve as powerful tools in the regulation of gene expression. They have important role in the regulation of several biological processes. miRNAs are powerful and stable non-invasive biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of many diseases. miRNAs may be promising option against the novel coronavirus. In this article, we reviewed the literature on the potential role of cellular miRNAs in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 and as a therapeutic option in COVID-19 patients.

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Published

2021-05-31

How to Cite

Iqbal, M. N., Ashraf, A., & Shahzad, M. I. (2021). The Diagnostic and Therapeutic role of microRNAs in COVID-19 Disease. International Journal of Nanotechnology and Allied Sciences, 5(1), 1–6. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/ijnas/article/view/550

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