I've started to study the role of miRNA in cancer. Wikipedia says:

Just as miRNA is involved in the normal functioning of eukaryotic cells, so has dysregulation of miRNA been associated with disease.

The first human disease known to be associated with miRNA deregulation was chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

1- What is the difference between dysregulation and deregulation?

2- How are these concepts related to RNA degradation?

  • $\begingroup$ This is not a homework question but a badly researched. These questions should not be closed as homework (as this is misuse of this reason), but downvoted + commented. The downvotes can be reversed if the question is edited. $\endgroup$ – Chris Jul 7 '17 at 7:49
  • $\begingroup$ Here at biology we expect people who ask questions to do some research by themselves. What have you found out? $\endgroup$ – Chris Jul 7 '17 at 7:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Chris — I appreciate your good intentions acting as moderator here. However, the ‘close category, ‘homework’, clearly includes “A question that addresses a basic biology concept that may seem trivial to biology professionals”. (And there is a review category allowing one to vote to close “Low quality posts”.) I have posted on meta about this being unsatisfactory, and feel that discussion — on meta — is required (as a separate question) on how to resolve this unsatisfactory situation. $\endgroup$ – David Jul 7 '17 at 11:54

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