In the past few years expanding knowledge has been accumulated about the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) not only in hematopoiesis and cancer, but also in inflammatory and infectious diseases. Regarding myeloid cells, our knowledge is relatively insufficient, therefore we intended to collect the available data of miRNA profiles of myeloid cells. In addition to a rather general myeloid regulator miR-223, two other miRNAs seem to be useful subjects in understanding of myeloid miRNA biology: miR-27a and miR-652. We review functions of these three miRNAs and other myeloid miRNAs focusing on their roles in monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils and mast cells.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)