Tag Archives: RNA-Seq

Prediction of clinical outcome and survival in soft-tissue sarcoma using a ten-lncRNA signature

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The prognostic value of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in patients with soft-tissue sarcoma has rarely been unraveled. Researchers from Guangxi Medical University set out to find a lncRNA signature to predict the clinical outcome and survival in soft-tissue sarcoma based on the high-throughput RNA-seq data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. The lncRNAs which closely correlated with overall survival ...

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UClncR – Ultrafast and comprehensive long non-coding RNA detection from RNA-Seq

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Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is a large class of gene transcripts with regulatory functions discovered in recent years. Many more are expected to be revealed with accumulation of RNA-seq data from diverse types of normal and diseased tissues. However, discovering novel lncRNAs and accurately quantifying known lncRNAs is not trivial from massive RNA-seq data. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have ...

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Elucidating the role of host long non-coding RNA during viral infection

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Research over the past decade has clearly shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are functional. Many lncRNAs can be related to immunity and the host response to viral infection, but their specific functions remain largely elusive. The vast majority of lncRNAs are annotated with extremely limited knowledge and tend to be expressed at low levels, making ad hoc experimentation difficult. ...

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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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Comprehensive discovery of non-coding RNAs in acute myeloid leukemia cell transcriptomes

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To comprehensively detect diverse and novel RNA species, researchers from Washington University, St. Louis compared deep small RNA and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) methods applied to a primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML) sample. They were able to discover previously unannotated small RNAs using deep sequencing of a library method employing broader insert size selection. The researchers analyzed the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) ...

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Discovery of novel long non-coding RNAs induced by subgroup J avian leukosis virus

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Avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) is an avian oncogenic retrovirus that has led to severe economic losses in the poultry industry in China in recent decades. Here, using high throughput transcriptome sequencing of HD11 and CEF cells infected with ALV-J, researchers from Yangzhou University identified a set of 4804 novel long non-coding transcripts and numerous differentially expressed long non-coding ...

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Global ID of lncRNAs associated with insecticide resistance in diamondback moths

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are now considered important regulatory factors, with a variety of biological functions in many species including insects. Some lncRNAs have the ability to show rapid responses to diverse stimuli or stress factors and are involved in responses to insecticide. However, there are no reports to date on the characterization of lncRNAs associated with chlorantraniliprole resistance in ...

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De novo RNA sequence assembly during in vivo inflammatory stress reveals hundreds of unannotated lincRNAs in human blood

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Long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs) have emerged as key regulators of cellular functions and physiology. Yet functional lincRNAs often have low, context-specific and tissue-specific expression. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center hypothesized that many human monocyte and adipose lincRNAs would be absent in current public annotations due to lincRNA tissue specificity, modest sequencing depth in public data, limitations of transcriptome assembly ...

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LncATLAS – a database for subcellular localisation of long noncoding RNAs

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The subcellular localisation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) holds valuable clues to their molecular function. However, measuring localisation of newly-discovered lncRNAs involves time-consuming and costly experimental methods. Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation and the University of Bern have created “LncATLAS”, a comprehensive resource of lncRNA localisation in human cells based on RNA-sequencing datasets. Altogether, 6768 GENCODE-annotated lncRNAs are ...

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Identification and Characterization of Long Noncoding RNA in Dermatological Research

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Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a functionally heterogeneous and abundant class of RNAs acting in all cellular compartments that can form complexes with DNA, RNA, and proteins. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing and techniques leading to the identification of DNA-RNA, RNA-RNA, and RNA-protein complexes have allowed the functional characterization of a small set of lncRNAs. However, characterization of the full ...

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