Monthly Archives: July 2014

Featured Long Non-Coding RNA – BANCR

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to be implicated in the complex network of cancer including malignant melanoma and play important roles in tumorigenesis and progression. However, their functions and downstream mechanisms are largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate whether BRAF-activated non-coding RNA (BANCR), a novel and potential regulator of melanoma cell, participates in the proliferation of malignant ...

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Long Noncoding RNAs in Imprinting and X Chromosome Inactivation

The field of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) research has been rapidly advancing in recent years. Technological advancements and deep-sequencing of the transcriptome have facilitated the identification of numerous new lncRNAs, many with unusual properties, however, the function of most of these molecules is still largely unknown. Some evidence suggests that several of these lncRNAs may regulate their own transcription in ...

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Long non-coding RNAs: evolution of new epigenetic and post-transcriptional functions

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9:00 am on Monday 28 September 2015 — 5:00 pm on Tuesday 29 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Request invitation Theo Murphy scientific meeting organised by Professor Leonard Lipovich, Professor John Rinn, Professor Douglas Higgs FRS, Professor Nicholas Proudfoot FRS and Professor Lynne Maquat. Event details The ...

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Long noncoding RNAs and prostate carcinogenesis: the missing 'linc'?

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are rapidly becoming essential pieces in the cancer puzzle. Our understanding of their functional capabilities is in its infancy. One certain fact, however, is that their molecular interactions extend beyond chromatin complexes into diverse biological processes. In prostate cancer, aberrant expression of lncRNAs is associated with disease progression. Overexpression of oncogenic lncRNAs promotes tumor-cell proliferation and ...

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Featured long non-coding RNA – meiRNA

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play key roles in the formation of nuclear bodies. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, a lncRNA species termed meiRNA forms a nuclear dot structure at its own genetic locus, the sme2 locus, with its protein-binding partner Mei2. This dot structure, called Mei2 dot, promotes the progression of meiosis by suppressing Mmi1, a crucial factor involved ...

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Featured long non-coding RNA – meiRNA

lncRNA

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play key roles in the formation of nuclear bodies. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, a lncRNA species termed meiRNA forms a nuclear dot structure at its own genetic locus, the sme2 locus, with its protein-binding partner Mei2. This dot structure, called Mei2 dot, promotes the progression of meiosis by suppressing Mmi1, a crucial factor involved ...

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