MicroRNAs in Therapy and Toxicity

  • David J. MacEwanEmail author
  • Niraj M. Shah
  • Daniel J. Antoine
Part of the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology book series (MIPT)


Identification of clinically important microRNAs (miRNAs) has developed over the last few years, and has become increasingly important in testing the role of miRNAs in healthy and diseased tissue states. Here we discuss the protocols of use in the laboratory for testing such roles of miRNAs in drug therapy and toxicity. Moreover, we describe the protocols necessary in a step-by-step practical guide to identify miRNA species, as well as the in vitro use of miRNA-modulating agents, to test the role of miRNAs in clinically important samples.

Key words

AKI Drug-induced acute kidney injury AML Acute myeloid leukemia ARE Antioxidant response element DILI Drug-induced liver injury HMGB1 High mobility group box-1 KIM-1 Kidney injury molecule 1 miRNAs microRNAs NRF2 Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. MacEwan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Niraj M. Shah
    • 1
  • Daniel J. Antoine
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational MedicineUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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