miRnomics Atlas

Our Scientific Outputs

in the field of miRNAs

Welcome to our scientific output section, where you will find a comprehensive collection of our research articles and publications concerning the association of miRNAs with a diverse range of clinical outcomes. Our investigations cover various fields, including brain diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, and numerous other clinical traits. Our dedicated team of experts has diligently worked to provide you with the most current and pertinent information regarding disease-associated miRNAs.

In addition to our published research, you will also discover details about our ongoing projects, which focus on unraveling the mechanisms underlying age-related diseases, identifying novel biomarkers, and developing innovative solutions to combat common complex diseases. Furthermore, we offer slides and videos of selected presentations from (inter)national conferences that highlight our findings on identified miRNAs. We encourage you to explore our scientific outputs below and remain up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field of miRNAs in human disease.

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Books (PHD Theses)

The Role of MicroRNAs in Age-Related Disorders; From population-based genetic studies to experimental validation.

170705_Ghanbari-M.pdf (eur.nl)

Think Big, Epidemiological Research on Tiny Molecules; The role of microRNAs in age-related diseases.

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Molecular Epidemiology towards Deciphering Underlying Mechanisms of Fatty Liver Disease.

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Disentangling the Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Health and Disease: A Molecular Epidemiology Approach.

166581_irma_karabegovicembargo_644b914a25b7d.pdf (eur.nl)

Unravelling Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease Mechanisms; Insights from Population-Based Omics Studies.

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Scientific Articles (Published) 

1. Genome-wide profiling of circulatory microRNAs associated with cognition and dementia. Yaqub A, et al. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.1002/alz.12752.  Download

2. Circulatory MicroRNAs as Potential Biomarkers for Stroke Risk: The Rotterdam Study. Mens MMJ, …, Ghanbari M. Stroke. 2021 Mar;52(3):945-953. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031543. Download

3. miR-142-3p regulates cortical oligodendrocyte gene co-expression networks associated with tauopathy. Hinman JD, et al. Hum Mol Genet. 2021 Mar 25;30(1):103-118. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddaa252. Download

4. A functional variant in the miR-142 promoter modulating its expression and conferring risk of Alzheimer disease. Ghanbari M, et al. Human Mutation. 2019 Nov;40(11):2131-2145. Download

5. Genome-wide identification of microRNA-related variants associated with risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Ghanbari M, et al. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 22;6:28387. Download

6. Genetic Variants in MicroRNAs and Their Binding Sites Are Associated with the Risk of Parkinson Disease. Ghanbari M, et al. Hum Mutat. 2016 Mar;37(3):292-300. Download

7. Circulatory MicroRNAs in Plasma and Atrial Fibrillation in the General Population: The Rotterdam Study. Geurts S, …, Ghanbari M, Kavousi M. Genes (Basel). 2021 Dec 22;13(1):11. doi: 10.3390/genes13010011. Download

8. Implications of microRNAs in the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis and Prospects for Therapy. Gorabi AM, Ghanbari M, Sathyapalan T, Jamialahmadi T, Sahebkar A. Curr Drug Targets. 2021;22(15):1738-1749. doi: 10.2174/1389450122666210120143450. Download

9. Multi-Omics Analysis Reveals MicroRNAs Associated With Cardiometabolic Traits. Mens MMJ, …, Ghanbari M. Front Genet. 2020 Feb 27;11:110. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00110. eCollection 2020. Download

10. An Enrichment Analysis for Cardiometabolic Traits Suggests Non-Random Assignment of Genes to microRNAs. Mustafa R, Ghanbari M, Evangelou M, Dehghan A. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Nov 20;19(11):3666. doi:10.3390/ijms1911366. Download

11. A systematic analysis highlights multiple long non-coding RNAs associated with cardiometabolic disorders. Ghanbari M, et al. J Hum Genet. 2018 Apr;63(4):431-446. doi: 10.1038/s10038-017-0403-x. Download

12. Genetic Variations in MicroRNA-Binding Sites Affect MicroRNA-Mediated Regulation of Several Genes Associated With Cardio-metabolic Phenotypes. Ghanbari M, et al. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Jun;8(3):473-86. doi: 10.1161/ CIRCGENETICS.114.000968. Download

13. A genetic variant in the seed region of miR-4513 shows pleiotropic effects on lipid and glucose homeostasis, blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. Ghanbari M, et al. Human Mutation. 2014 Dec;35(12):1524-31. doi: 10.1002/humu.22706. Download

14. Plasma circulating microRNAs associated with obesity, body fat distribution, and fat mass: the Rotterdam Study. Abozaid YJ, …, Ghanbari M. Int J Obes (Lond). 2022 Dec;46(12):2137-2144. doi: 10.1038/s41366-022-01227-8. Download

15. Circulatory microRNAs as potential biomarkers for fatty liver disease: the Rotterdam study. Zhang X, …, Ghanbari M. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Feb;53(3):432-442. doi: 10.1111/apt.16177. Download

16. Editorial: microRNAs for the diagnosis of fatty liver disease in the population-are we inching closer towards the target? Authors’ reply. Zhang X, Ghanbari M. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Feb;53(4):559-560. doi: 10.1111/apt.16234. Download

17. Deciphering the role of epigenetic modifications in fatty liver disease: A systematic review. Zhang X, …, Ghanbari M. Eur J Clin Invest. 2021 May;51(5):e13479. doi: 10.1111/eci.13479. Download

18. The association of common polymorphisms in miR-196a2 with waist to hip ratio and miR-1908 with serum lipid and glucose. Ghanbari M, et al. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb;23(2):495-503. doi: 10.1002/oby.20975. Download

19. MiR-139-5p is a causal biomarker for type 2 diabetes; Results from genome-wide microRNA profiling and Mendelian randomization analysis in a population-based study. Mens M,…, Ghanbari M. medRxiv 2021.05.13.21257090; doi: Download

20. Phenome-wide association study on miRNA-related sequence variants: the UK Biobank. Mustafa R, Ghanbari M, Karhunen V, Evangelou M, Dehghan A. Human Genomics. 2023 Nov 24;17(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s40246-023-00553-w.

21. Plasma circulating microRNAs associated with blood-based immune markers: a population-based study. Leonard S, …, Ghanbari M. Clin Exp Immunol. 2023 Nov 9:uxad126. doi: 10.1093/cei/uxad126.

22. Plasma MicroRNA Signature of Alcohol Consumption: The Rotterdam Study. Karabegović I, …, Ghanbari M. J Nutr. 2023 Jan 14;152(12):2677-2688. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxac216. Download

23. Smoking-related dysregulation of plasma circulating microRNAs: the Rotterdam Study. Karabegović I, …, Ghanbari M. Human Genomics. 2023 Jul 10;17(1):61. doi: 10.1186/s40246-023-00504-5.

24. Regulation of microRNA-21 expression by natural products in cancer. Shakeri A, Ghanbari M, Tasbandi A, Sahebkar A. Phytother Res. 2021 Jul;35(7):3732-3746. doi: 10.1002/ptr.7069. Download

25. Biological age in healthy elderly predicts aging-related diseases including dementia. Wu JW, Yaqub A, Ma Y, Koudstaal W, Hofman A, Ikram MA, Ghanbari M, Goudsmit J. Sci Rep. 2021 Aug 5;11(1):15929. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-95425-5. Download

26. Cell Cycle Regulation of Stem Cells by MicroRNAs. Mens MMJ, Ghanbari M. Stem Cell Rev Rep. 2018 Jun;14(3):309-322. doi: 10.1007/s12015-018-9808-y. Download

27. A Genome-Wide Scan for MicroRNA-Related Genetic Variants Associated With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. Ghanbari M, et al. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Oct 1;58(12):5368-5377. doi: 10.1167/iovs.17-22410. Download

28. Genetic variants in microRNAs and their binding sites within gene 3’UTRs associate with susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration. Ghanbari M, et al. Human Mutation. 2017 Jul;38(7):827-838. doi: 10.1002/humu.23226. Download

29. Genetic Polymorphism of miR-196a-2 is Associated with Bone Mineral Density (BMD). Karabegović I, .., Ghanbari M. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Nov 25;18(12):2529. doi: 10.3390/ijms18122529. Download

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PPT Slides (Conferences and Courses)

X-omics festival 2023

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Videos (Presentations and Talks)

X-omics festival 2023 – Mohsen Ghanbari: “Integrative omics to unravel the role of non-coding RNAs in health and disease.“

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