Expression profiles of miR-23b and miR-23b in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with dermatomyositis and polymyositis

<p>RNA was extracted from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients and controls and TaqMan gene specific miRNA assays were used to quantify the expression levels of mature miR-23b and miR-23b* (miR23b star) molecules against controls (RNU44, RNU48, RNU6B, U47). </p>