miRBase entry: hsa-mir-487b

Stem-loop hsa-mir-487b

Homo sapiens hsa-mir-487b precursor miRNA
Gene family
MIPF0000018; mir-154

Caution, this is an AI generated summary based on literature. This may have errors. ?

MIR487B is a microRNA that belongs to the miR655 miRNA cluster and is expressed in various tissues and diseases. It is one of the miRNAs in the cluster that has available expression data [PMC7465874]. MIR487B has been found to be downregulated in gliomas, but its functional role in glial neoplasms has not been explored [PMC5288128]. In an in vivo model of chronic heart failure, MIR487B was found to inhibit the IL-33/ST2 signaling axis, resulting in improved cardiac morphology and reduced collagen expression [PMC8663982]. MIR487B is also part of the DLK1-MEG3 cluster and has been shown to be significantly reduced or silenced by DNA hypermethylation in bladder tumor tissues and cell lines [PMC4348104]. In multiple sclerosis, MIR487B is less expressed in the diseased context [PMC4655260]. Tobacco smoking-induced epigenetic downregulation of MIR487B leads to overexpression of various polycomb group proteins and stem cell-related genes [PMC6116004]. Chromosome 8 contains an expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) for MIR487B [PMC4755013]. Additionally, elevated levels of MIR487B have been observed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with stroke [PMC7123062]. Higher expression levels of MIR487B have also been associated with poor survival outcomes based on data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database [PMC5975595]. A-to-I editing and Nm modifications can alter the targets of tumor suppressor microRNA such as MIR487B, promoting angiogenesis. Increased levels of Ψ writers RPUSD3 and RPUSD4 can induce defective assembly of oxidative phosphorylation system proteins [PMC9916637].

Literature search
31 open access papers mention hsa-mir-487b
(50 sentences)


5540 reads, 85 reads per million, 85 experiments

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Genome context
chr14: 101046455-101046538 [+]
Clustered miRNAs
19 other miRNAs are < 10 kb from hsa-mir-487b
Name Accession Chromosome Start End Strand Confidence

Disease association
hsa-mir-487b is associated with one or more human diseases in the Human microRNA Disease Database
Disease Description Category PubMed ID

Database links

Mature hsa-miR-487b-3p

Accession MIMAT0003180
Description Homo sapiens hsa-miR-487b-3p mature miRNA
Evidence experimental
cloned [1-2], Illumina [3]
Database links
Predicted targets

Mature hsa-miR-487b-5p

Accession MIMAT0026614
Description Homo sapiens hsa-miR-487b-5p mature miRNA
Evidence experimental
Illumina [3]


  1. PubMed ID: 17604727
    A mammalian microRNA expression atlas based on small RNA library sequencing
    "Landgraf P, Rusu M, Sheridan R, Sewer A, Iovino N, Aravin A, Pfeffer S, Rice A, Kamphorst AO, Landthaler M, Lin C, Socci ND, Hermida L, Fulci V, Chiaretti S, Foa R, Schliwka J, Fuchs U, Novosel A, Muller RU, Schermer B, Bissels U, Inman J, Phan Q, Chien M"
    "Cell (2007) 129:1401-1414

  2. PubMed ID: 16274478
    Identification of clustered microRNAs using an ab initio prediction method
    Sewer A, Paul N, Landgraf P, Aravin A, Pfeffer S, Brownstein MJ, Tuschl T, van Nimwegen E, Zavolan M
    BMC Bioinformatics (2005) 6:267

  3. PubMed ID: 23034410
    Birth and expression evolution of mammalian microRNA genes
    "Meunier J, Lemoine F, Soumillon M, Liechti A, Weier M, Guschanski K, Hu H, Khaitovich P, Kaessmann H"
    "Genome Res (2013) 23:34-45