Tag Archives: epigenetic regulation

Basic biology and therapeutic implications of lncRNA

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA), a class of non-coding RNA molecules recently identified largely due to the efforts of FANTOM, and later GENCODE and ENCODE consortia, have been a subject of intense investigation in the past decade. Extensive efforts to get deeper understanding of lncRNA biology have yielded evidence of their diverse structural and regulatory roles in protecting chromosome integrity, maintaining ...

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Long non-coding RNAs in the regulation of myeloid cells


Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been attracting immense research interests. The relevance of lncRNAs in biological and physiological as well as in pathological processes has increased along with the understanding of their various regulatory mechanisms. Abundant studies have indicated that lncRNAs are involved in the differentiation, proliferation, activation, and initiation of apoptosis in different cell types. However, most studies about ...

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Biological and bioinformatical approaches to study crosstalk of long-non-coding RNAs

Long-non-coding RNA (lncRNA) regulates gene expression through transcriptional and epigenetic regulation as well as alternative splicing in the nucleus. In addition, regulation is achieved at the levels of mRNA translation, storage and degradation in the cytoplasm. During recent years, several studies have described the interaction of lncRNAs with enzymes that confer so-called epigenetic modifications, such as DNA methylation, histone modifications ...

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Long noncoding RNAs mean more than HOTAIR

From Genetic Engineering News by Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond, Ph.D. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNAs) can regulate gene expression at epigenetic, transcriptional, and post-transcriptional levels. Over the past 10 years, scientists say new methods, including deep sequencing and DNA tiling arrays, have enabled the identification and characterization of the human transcriptome. These techniques completely changed our understanding of genome organization and content ...

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The roles of long noncoding RNA in epigenetic regulation

epigenetics & chromatin

Oral Presentation – from Epigenetics and Chromatin: Interactions and processes, Boston, MA, USA. 11-13 March 2013 The X-linked region now known as the ‘X-inactivation center’ (Xic) was once dominated by protein-coding genes but, with the rise of Eutherian mammals some 150-200 million years ago, became infiltrated by genes that produce long noncoding RNA (lncRNA). Some of the noncoding genes have ...

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Structure and function of long noncoding RNAs in epigenetic regulation

Genomes of complex organisms encode an abundance and diversity of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) that are expressed throughout the cell and fulfill a wide variety of regulatory roles at almost every stage of gene expression. These roles, which encompass sensory, guiding, scaffolding and allosteric capacities, derive from folded modular domains in lncRNAs. In this diverse functional repertoire, the authors focus ...

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