Monthly Archives: May 2017

A Review of Recent Computational Methods for Predicting Noncoding RNAs

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Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) play important roles in various cellular activities and diseases. Researchers from Hebei University of Science and Technology, present a comprehensive review on computational methods for ncRNA prediction, which are generally grouped into four categories: (1) homology-based methods, that is, comparative methods involving evolutionarily conserved RNA sequences and structures, (2) de novo methods using RNA sequence and structure features, ...

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Post-doc Position Available – lncRNAs in Hematopoiesis and Leukemia

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One (1) position for a post-doctoral fellow or graduate student is available to identify and characterize Gfi1 and/or Gfi1b regulated long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), to determine the regulation patterns of the lncRNA genes by Gfi1 or Gfi1b and to investigate the biological functions of Gfi1 controlled lncRNAs in lymphoid and myeloid differentiation and in the development of leukemia and lymphoma ...

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Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation by Long Non-coding RNA

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Advances in genomics technology over recent years have led to the surprising discovery that the genome is far more pervasively transcribed than was previously appreciated. Much of the newly-discovered transcriptome appears to represent long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), a heterogeneous group of largely uncharacterised transcripts. Understanding the biological function of these molecules represents a major challenge and researchers from the University of ...

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RPI-Bind – a structure-based method for accurate identification of RNA-protein binding sites

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RNA and protein interactions play crucial roles in multiple biological processes, while these interactions are significantly influenced by the structures and sequences of protein and RNA molecules. A large class of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) can bind and modulate the activity of chromatin proteins, and play roles in chromatin modifications. In this process, lncRNAs, e.g. the Xist, with specific structures ...

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Functional dissection of NEAT1 using genome editing

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Large numbers of long noncoding RNAs have been discovered in recent years, but only a few have been characterized. NEAT1 (nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1) is a mammalian long noncoding RNA that is important for the reproductive physiology of mice, cancer development, and the formation of subnuclear bodies termed paraspeckles. The two major isoforms of NEAT1 (3.7 kb NEAT1_1 and ...

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Post-doc Position Available – Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Regulation

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate_Calabrese Lab Vacancy ID: PDS001253 Department: Pharmacology – 424001 Position Type: Postdoctoral Scholar Full-time/Part-time: Full Time FTE: 1.0 Estimated Duration of Appointment: 12 Months Work Location: Chapel Hill, NC Position Summary The Calabrese laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study molecular mechanisms of gene regulation induced by long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). Project Details Over 70% ...

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lncRNAs take center stage at NCI RNA Biology 2017 symposium

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The recent discovery of new classes of RNAs and the demonstration that alterations in RNA metabolism underlie numerous human cancers have resulted in enormous interest among CCR investigators in RNA Biology. In order to share the latest research in this exciting field, the CCR Initiative in RNA Biology held its second international symposium April 23-24, 2017, in Natcher Auditorium. With ...

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lncRNA SNHG6 is a Potential Biomarker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Long Non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) refer to all non-protein coding transcripts longer than 200 nucleotides. Their critical roles in different biological pathways have been already well established. Altered expression of lncRNAs can be involved in the cancer initiation and/or progression. Since patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are usually diagnosed in late stages, developing diagnostic methods seems to be essential. In this ...

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A Pipeline for Discovery of DNA methylation patterns in long non-coding RNAs

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A systematic pipeline is proposed to discover methylation patterns for lncRNAs. Subtype specific and common lncRNAs differ greatly in functions and structures. Methylation modules enhances the accuracy of prediction of cancers. Despite growing evidence demonstrates that the long non-coding ribonucleic acids (lncRNAs) are critical modulators for cancers, the knowledge about the DNA methylation patterns of lncRNAs is quite limited. Researchers ...

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A blood test for multiple sclerosis? Expect one in late May

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MedCityNews – The medical toolbox for treating multiple sclerosis (MS) has progressed in leaps and bounds over the last two decades, as highlighted by the recent approval of Ocrevus for the most severe and treatment-resistant form of the disease. Despite this success, the underlying disease mechanisms and triggers are not well understood. This makes diagnosis a challenge — with very high ...

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