Zebrafish miRNA star sequences. In some ZF samples, the number of miRNA* reads was higher than that of mature miRNA sequences, namely dre-miR-129*, dre-miR-140*, dre-miR-142a*, dre-miR-202*, dre-miR-210* and dre-miR-214*. Dre-miR-142a* had the highest number of sequence reads (391). Dre-miR-30e, dre-miR-199, dre-miR-219 and dre-miR-462 showed similar strand-bias towards both mature and star strands, suggesting that both strands may be incorporated into the RISC complex.
Soares et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:195 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-195