Tag Archives: long non-coding RNA

lncRNA HANR promotes tumorigenesis and increase of chemoresistance

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer in the world and the third leading cause of cancer-related death. Critical roles for long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently been demonstrated for a variety of cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the effect and mechanism of lncRNAs in HCC tumorigenesis and chemoresistance have not been extensively characterized. In the current study, ...

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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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Gene regulation of mammalian long non-coding RNA

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RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcribes two classes of RNAs, protein-coding and non-protein-coding (ncRNA) genes. ncRNAs are also synthesized by RNA polymerases I and III (Pol I and III). In humans, the number of ncRNA genes exceeds more than twice that of protein-coding genes. However, the history of studying Pol II-synthesized ncRNA is relatively short. Since early 2000s, important biological ...

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The Role of Long Non Coding RNAs in the Repair of DNA Double Strand Breaks

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DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) are abrasions caused in both strands of the DNA duplex following exposure to both exogenous and endogenous conditions. Such abrasions have deleterious effect in cells leading to genome rearrangements and cell death. A number of repair systems including homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) have been evolved to minimize the fatal effects of these ...

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New Reference Text Published – Long Non Coding RNA Biology

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In recent years, our functional understanding of the genome has changed dramatically. The discovery of pervasive transcription and the prevalence of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) have challenged the traditional definition of genes and what should be considered a functional region of the genome. Noncoding RNAs are defined as transcripts that do not encode proteins. Formally, this classification includes components of the ...

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Identification and characterization of a long non-coding RNA up-regulated during HIV-1 infection

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are rapidly emerging as important regulators of a diverse array of cellular functions. Here, Columbia University researchers describe a meta-analysis of two independent RNA-seq studies to identify lncRNAs that are differentially expressed upon HIV-1 infection. Only three lncRNA genes exhibited altered expression of ≥ 2-fold in HIV-1-infected cells. Of these, the uncharacterized lncRNA LINC00173 was chosen ...

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Targeting long non-coding RNA DANCR inhibits triple negative breast cancer progression

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Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is non-responsive to conventional anti-hormonal and Her2 targeted therapies, making it necessary to identify new molecular targets for therapy. Long non-coding RNA anti-differentiation ncRNA (lncRNA DANCR) was identified in participating carcinogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma, but its expression and potential role in TNBC progression is still unclear. In the present study, Researchers from Peking University Health Science ...

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lncRNA GAS5 and the efficacy of steroids

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Glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely employed in inflammatory, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases, and, despite the introduction of novel therapies, remain the first-line treatment for inducing remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Given the high incidence of suboptimal response, associated with a significant number of side effects, that are particularly severe in paediatric patients, the identification of subjects that are most likely ...

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Long noncoding RNA expression profile in acute myeloid leukemia identifies a distinct signature and a new biomarker

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Long noncoding RNAs are defined as transcripts larger than 200 nucleotides but without protein-coding potential. Cumulative evidence points towards an important role of long noncoding RNAs in cancer initiation, development and progression. In this study researchers from the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse sought to evaluate the long noncoding RNA expression profile of patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia. ...

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Identification of long non-coding RNA in the horse transcriptome

Efforts to resolve the transcribed sequences in the equine genome have focused on protein-coding RNA. The transcription of the intergenic regions, although detected via total RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), has yet to be characterized in the horse. The most recent equine transcriptome based on RNA-seq from several tissues was a prime opportunity to obtain a concurrent long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) database. ...

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