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Main Title Long Non-Coding RNAs [electronic resource] /
Author Ugarkovic, Durdica.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QD415-436
ISBN 9783642165023
Subjects Life sciences ; Medical genetics ; Medicine ; Biochemistry ; Nucleic acids ; Cytology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XII, 208 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Transcriptional and post-transcriptional programming by long noncoding RNAs -- Long noncoding RNA as a regulator for transcription -- Long non-coding RNAs and X chromosome inactivation -- TERRA: long non-coding RNA at eukaryotic telomeres -- Transcription of satellite DNAs in mammals -- Multiple roles of Alu-related non-coding RNAs -- roX RNAs and genome regulation in Drosophila melanogaster -- Transcription of satellite DNAs in insects -- Long non-protein-coding RNAs in plants. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), tentatively defined as ncRNAs of more than two hundred nucleotides in length, are characterized by the complexity and diversity of their sequences and mechanisms of action. Based on genome-wide studies, more than 3,300 of them exist, but to date only the limited number of functional lncRNAs have been identified and characterized. Nonetheless, lncRNAs have emerged as key molecules involved in the control of transcriptional and posttranscriptional gene regulatory pathways. They take part in the recruitment of chromatin modifying complexes and regulate splicing, localization, stability and translation of the target mRNAs. This book provides an overview of the rapidly advancing field of long ncRNAs, describing the epigenetic and non-epigenetic mechanisms by which they regulate various biological functions in model systems, from yeast to mammals. The role of ncRNAs in sex chromosome dosage compensation in flies and mammals is described, as well as their role in centromere and telomere biology. Long non-coding RNAs involved in environmental stress response and development are presented and their mechanisms of action discussed.