DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7435-1_14
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Abstract: Although circulating miRNAs are promising candidates for biomarkers, several challenges must be overcome before miRNAs can be used for diagnosis and monitoring. One is quality control for the RNA extraction and quantification process. RNA quality control techniques are unsuitable as circulating miRNAs are in the fM range. Additionally, biofluids may contain inhibitors of the reverse transcriptase and polymerase enzymes, which may survive RNA purification. Herein, we describe the protocol we have used to check …

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