Genome and transcriptome sequencing have revealed a rich assortment of noncoding RNAs in eukaryote cells, including long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), which regulate gene expression independent of protein coding potential. LncRNAs modulate protein coding gene expression in many cell types by regulating multiple processes including epigenetic control of transcription, splicing and mRNA stability. While little is known about lncRNAs in hematopoiesis, they are likely to exert widespread roles in this process.
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