Methods

FEELnc – a tool for long non-coding RNA annotation

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Whole transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) has become a standard for cataloguing and monitoring RNA populations. One of the main bottlenecks, however, is to correctly identify the different classes of RNAs among the plethora of reconstructed transcripts, particularly those that will be translated (mRNAs) from the class of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Here, researchers from University Rennes1 present FEELnc (FlExible Extraction of ...

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LncPriCNet – Global Prioritizing Disease Candidate lncRNAs via a Multi-level Composite Network

lncRNA

LncRNAs play pivotal roles in many important biological processes, but research on the functions of lncRNAs in human disease is still in its infancy. Therefore, it is urgent to prioritize lncRNAs that are potentially associated with diseases. Researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University have developed a novel algorithm, LncPriCNet, that uses a multi-level composite network to prioritize candidate lncRNAs ...

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Comparing Machine Learning Based Tools for Long Noncoding Transcripts Discrimination

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Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) is a kind of noncoding RNA with length more than 200 nucleotides, which aroused interest of people in recent years. Lots of studies have confirmed that human genome contains many thousands of lncRNAs which exert great influence over some critical regulators of cellular process. With the advent of high-throughput sequencing technologies, a great quantity of sequences ...

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Urb-RIP – An Adaptable and Efficient Approach for Immunoprecipitation of lncRNAs and Associated RNAs/Proteins

Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression is an important process that is mediated by interactions between mRNAs and RNA binding proteins (RBP), non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) or ribonucleoproteins (RNP). Key to the study of post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs and the function of ncRNAs such as long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is an understanding of what factors are interacting with these transcripts. While several ...

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Slncky – evolutionary analysis across mammals reveals distinct classes of long non-coding RNAs

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Recent advances in transcriptome sequencing have enabled the discovery of thousands of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) across many species. Though several lncRNAs have been shown to play important roles in diverse biological processes, the functions and mechanisms of most lncRNAs remain unknown. Two significant obstacles lie between transcriptome sequencing and functional characterization of lncRNAs: identifying truly non-coding genes from de ...

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AnnoLnc – a web server for systematically annotating novel human lncRNAs

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Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to play essential roles in almost every important biological process through multiple mechanisms. Although the repertoire of human lncRNAs has rapidly expanded, their biological function and regulation remain largely elusive, calling for a systematic and integrative annotation tool. Here researchers from Peking University present AnnoLnc, a one-stop portal for systematically annotating novel human ...

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Structural and Functional Annotation of Long Noncoding RNAs

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Protein-coding RNAs represent only a small fraction of the transcriptional output in higher eukaryotes. The remaining RNA species encompass a broad range of molecular functions and regulatory roles, a consequence of the structural polyvalence of RNA polymers. Albeit several classes of small noncoding RNAs are relatively well characterized, the accessibility of affordable high-throughput sequencing is generating a wealth of novel, ...

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Stellaris® RNA Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization for the Simultaneous Detection of Immature and Mature Long Noncoding RNAs in Adherent Cells

lncRNA

RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), long an indispensable tool for the detection and localization of RNA, is becoming an increasingly important complement to other gene expression analysis methods. Especially important for long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), RNA FISH adds the ability to distinguish between primary and mature lncRNA transcripts and thus to segregate the site of synthesis from the site ...

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lncRNA-screen – an interactive platform for computationally screening long non-coding RNAs in large genomics datasets

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as a class of factors that are important for regulating development and cancer. Computational prediction of lncRNAs from ultra-deep RNA sequencing has been successful in identifying candidate lncRNAs. However, the complexity of handling and integrating different types of genomics data poses significant challenges to experimental laboratories that lack extensive genomics expertise. To address this ...

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Next-Generation Sequencing Analysis of Long Noncoding RNAs

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Next-generation sequencing approaches, in particular RNA-seq, provide a genome-wide expression profiling allowing the identification of novel and rare transcripts such as long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA). Many RNA-seq studies have now been performed aimed at the characterization of lncRNAs and their possible involvement in cell development and differentiation in different organisms, cell types, and tissues. Researchers from the National Institute of ...

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