From Zone in with Zon by Jerry Zon –
Several years ago, I posted a blog about long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), which are defined as non-protein coding transcripts in the range of ~200 nt to ~100 kb long. Interest in lncRNA is driven in large part by a collective scientific desire to uncover and understand the existence and function of all forms of “RNA dark matter,” so named by analogy to “dark energy” in cosmology. The lncRNA component of RNA dark matter is certainly generated from transcription of noncoding (formerly “junk”) DNA, but much has yet to be elucidated about function.
Following are tag lines from my Jan 23, 2018 blog titled Long Noncoding RNA (lncRNA) Revisted, which provides some updates on lncRNA dark matter.
- Publications Dealing with lncRNAs Show Exponential Growth
- Evidence for Involvement of lncRNAs in Cancer is Increasing
- Value of lncRNAs as Biomarkers Has Been Validated
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