A protocol for measurement of noncoding RNA in human serum Academic Article uri icon


  • MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that act as regulators of gene expression by targeting mature messenger RNAs. Following the initial report of the presence of miRNAs in serum and plasma a number of studies have successfully demonstrated the use of these miRNAs as biomarkers of disease. Currently, there are many methods of isolating total RNA from liquid samples. Here, we describe a simple, cost effective method for extraction of RNA from human serum as well as subsequent real time PCR analysis of miRNA levels.


  • Taylor, CJ
  • Satoor, SN
  • Ranjan, AK
  • Pereira E Cotta, MV
  • Joglekar, MV

publication date

  • 2012