Tag Archives: ANRIL

Multiple Isoforms of ANRIL in Melanoma Cells: Structural Complexity Suggests Variations in Processing


The long non-coding RNA ANRIL, antisense to the CDKN2B locus, is transcribed from a gene that encompasses multiple disease-associated polymorphisms. Despite the identification of multiple isoforms of ANRIL, expression of certain transcripts has been found to be tissue-specific and the characterisation of ANRIL transcripts remains incomplete. Several functions have been associated with ANRIL. In our judgement, studies on ANRIL functionality ...

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Long Non-coding RNAs in Gastric Cancer: A True Relationship or miR Chance?

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are gradually drawing the attention of the cancer research community due to their pivotal involvement in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. These non-protein coding, >200 nucleotides long transcripts are aberrantly expressed in the majority of human malignancies, including gastric cancer (GC). The discovery that lncRNAs are severely deregulated across different human malignancies has prompted the pursuit of ...

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lncRNA ANRIL regulates VEGF expression and function in diabetic retinopathy

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) previously thought to be “dark matter” of the genome, play key roles in various biological processes. The lncRNA ANRIL is located at a genetic susceptibility locus for coronary artery diseases and type 2 diabetes. We examined the role of ANRIL in diabetic retinopathy, through study of its regulation of VEGF both in vitro and in vivo. ...

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Long non-coding RNA Databases in Cardiovascular Research


With rising interest in the regulatory functions of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in complex human diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, there is an increasing need in public databases offering comprehensive and integrative data for all aspects of these versatile molecules. Recently, a variety of public data repositories specialized in lncRNAs have been developed, which make use of huge high-throughput data ...

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Featured long non-coding RNA – CDKN2B-AS


The maintenance of genome integrity is essential for the proper function and survival of all organisms. Human cells have evolved prompt and efficient DNA damage response to eliminate the detrimental effects of DNA lesions. The DNA damage response involves a complex network of processes that detect and repair DNA damage, in which long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), a new class of ...

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