biological plausibility

Pathology: Eating and breathing viruses

RNA viruses can hijack vertebrate microRNAs [miRNAs] to suppress innate immunity Excerpt: The extent of sequence complementary between the miRNA and mRNA leads to control of mRNA-encoded polypeptide levels by either a block in translation, degradation of the mRNA, or both5, 6. For RNA viruses, limited evidence exists for host miRNAs binding to viral RNAs Pathology: Eating and breathing viruses