I am new to micro RNAs. I have been trying to find the answer to the question if microRNAs are transcribed from the same DNA strand as the messenger RNAs encoded by the encompassing gene?
From the scientific articles I have read so far, I infer that it is the same strand. If so, does the transcription of microRNA and mRNA occur simultaneously?
Finally, does the strand from which the microRNA is transcribed have any implications for its interaction with its mRNA target?