Publications

lncRNA NEAT1 as a prognostic factor for survival of cancer

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Researchers at the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University conducted a meta-analysis to analyze available data to identify the prognostic role of NEAT1 in multiple carcinomas. A total of 12 studies with 3,262 cancer patients were pooled in the analysis to evaluate the prognostic value of NEAT1 in multiple tumors. High expression levels of NEAT1 were demonstrated to be associated with ...

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Prognostic and biologic significance of long noncoding RNA profiling in leukemia

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Long non-coding ribonucleic acids (RNAs) are a novel class of RNA molecules, which are increasingly recognized as important molecular players in solid and hematologic malignancies. Herein, researchers from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center investigated whether long non-coding RNA expression is associated with clinical and molecular features, as well as outcome of younger adults (aged <60 years) with de ...

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The lncRNA BORG Drives Breast Cancer Metastasis and Disease Recurrence

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as potent regulators of breast cancer development and progression, including the metastatic spread of disease. Through in silico and biological analyses, investigators at Case Western Reserve University identified a novel lncRNA, BMP/OP-Responsive Gene (BORG), whose expression directly correlates with aggressive breast cancer phenotypes, as well as with metastatic competence and disease recurrence in multiple clinical cohorts. ...

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Clinical roles of the aberrantly expressed lncRNAs in lung squamous cell carcinoma

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Lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) accounts for a significant proportion of lung cancer and there have been few therapeutic alternatives for recurrent LUSC due to the lack of specific driver molecules. To investigate the prospective role of lncRNAs in the tumorigenesis and progression of LUSC, researchers at Guangxi Medical University calculated aberrantly expressed lncRNAs based on The Cancer Genome Atlas ...

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Identification of Novel Long Non-coding and Circular RNAs in Human Papillomavirus-Mediated Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and the fourth leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in women. Accumulating evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs) may play key roles in the carcinogenesis of different cancers; however, little is known about the mechanisms of lncRNAs and circRNAs in the progression and metastasis of cervical cancer. ...

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A stronger perturbation of lncRNAs expression may lead to the dysfunction of mitochondria in Down syndrome

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Trisomy 21 is the most common chromosomal disorder and underlies Down syndrome. Epigenetics, such as DNA methylation and post-translational histone modifications, plays a vital role in Down syndrome. However, the functions of epigenetics-related long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), found to have an impact on neural diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, remain unknown in Down syndrome. In this study, researchers from Shanghai ...

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A Human Long Noncoding RNA that Modulates Cardiomyocyte Development from Pluripotent Stem Cells

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Cardiogenesis processes in human and animals have differential dynamics, suggesting the existence of species-specific regulators during heart development. However, it remains a challenge to discover the human-specific cardiac regulatory genes, given that most coding genes are conserved. Here, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report the identification of a human-specific long noncoding RNA, Heart Brake LncRNA 1 ...

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Epidermal long non-coding RNAs are regulated by ultraviolet irradiation

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the harmful effects on skin by the photochemical reaction and gene expression regulation. Recent evidences have shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in a diverse range of biological functions. However, research on the effects of UV irradiation on lncRNA expression in epidermal cells is limited. The aim of this study was to identify ...

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A Nucleus-localized Long Non-Coding RNA Enhances Drought and Salt Stress Tolerance

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) affect gene expression through a wide range of mechanisms and are considered as important regulators in many essential biological processes. A large number of lncRNA transcripts have been predicted or identified in plants in recent years. However, the biological functions for most of them are still unknown. In this study, researchers from Texas A&M AgriLife Research ...

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Identification of an lncRNA‑miRNA‑mRNA interaction mechanism in breast cancer

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Non‑coding RNAs serve important roles in regulating the expression of certain genes and are involved in the principal biological processes of breast cancer. The majority of studies have focused on defining the regulatory functions of long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs), and few studies have investigated how lncRNAs and miRNAs are transcriptionally regulated. In the present study, based on ...

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