This is my personal comment on “The Expressed MicroRNA—mRNA Interactions of Toxoplasma gondii” article which authored by İlhan E. Acar, Müşerref D. Saçar Demirci, Uwe Groß and Jens Allmer and published on Frontiers in Microbiology journal on January 4th, 2018.
While I’m reading this article I found really interesting information in introduction part.
“It is estimated that more than 30% of the world population are chronically infected with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii.”
I didn’t know Toxoplasma gondii infection is that common, so it was really enlightening information for me. After reading that sentence I started to think Toxoplasma parasite would be good research area for scientists. 30% of the world population…
The article is mainly focused on MicroRNA-mRNA interactions. I was thinking genetics will be important in future but I didn’t know there are some frameworks to make calculations. Researchers used izMiR model for this original research. I heard it first time, even though I know Izmir is a city in Turkey. I decided to learn more about it and sent an e-mail to Mr. Allmer. He sent me an article as attachment and a link. I suggest you to read if you’re interested in with molecular biology and genetics. I read that article and I understood how izMiR model works. But there are still questions in my mind. I will read this article again and try to understand more.
In this article, research results are really important. Because it will effect treatment of toxoplasmosis genetically in future.
If you want to read full text of this research, you can click here.