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Title Long non-coding RNAs / urica Ugarkovic, editor.
Imprint Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2011.

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Series Progress in molecular and subcellular biology, 0079-6484 ; 51
Progress in molecular and subcellular biology ; 51.
Subject Non-coding RNA.
Molecular biology.
RNA, Untranslated -- genetics.
RNA, Untranslated -- physiology.
Gene Expression Regulation.
Alt Name Ugarkovic, urica.
Add Title Long noncoding RNAs
Description 1 online resource (xii, 205 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Transcriptional and posttranscriptional programming by long noncoding RNAs / Radha Raman Pandey and Chandrasekhar Kanduri -- Long noncoding RNA as a regulator for transcription / Riki Kurokawa -- Long noncoding RNAs and X chromosome inactivation / Cristina Gontan, Iris Jonkers, and Joost Gribnau -- TERRA : long noncoding RNA at eukaryotic telomeres / Rajika Arora, Catherine M.C. Brun, and Claus M. Azzalin -- Transcription of satellite DNAs in mammals / Claire Vourc'h and Giuseppe Biamonti -- Multiple roles of Alu-related noncoding RNAs / Audrey Berger and Katharina Strub -- roX RNAs and genome regulation in Drosophila melanogaster / S. Kiran Koya and Victoria H. Meller -- Transcription of satellite DNAs in insects / Zeljka Pezer [and others] -- Long nonprotein-coding RNAs in plants / Virginie Jouannet and Martin Crespi.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783642165023 (electronic bk.)
3642165028 (electronic bk.)
364216501X (Cloth)
9783642165016 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613080882
OCLC # 710061614
Additional Format Print version: Long non-coding RNAs. Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2011 9783642165016 (OCoLC)690089418