Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 13993-14013; doi:10.3390/ijms150813993
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Current Status of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Human Cancer with Specific Focus on Colorectal Cancer

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Received: 30 June 2014; in revised form: 23 July 2014 / Accepted: 5 August 2014 / Published: 12 August 2014
(This article belongs to the collection Regulation by Non-Coding RNAs)
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Abstract: The latest investigations of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have revealed their important role in human cancers. LncRNAs are larger than 200 nucleotides in length and fulfill their cellular purpose without being translated into proteins. Though the molecular functions of some lncRNAs have been elucidated, there is still a high number of lncRNAs with unknown or controversial functions. In this review, we provide an overview of different lncRNAs and their role in human cancers. In particular, we emphasize their importance in tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer worldwide.
Keywords: colorectal cancer; lncRNA; cancer; molecular tumor pathogenesis
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Smolle, M.; Uranitsch, S.; Gerger, A.; Pichler, M.; Haybaeck, J. Current Status of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Human Cancer with Specific Focus on Colorectal Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 13993-14013.

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Smolle M, Uranitsch S, Gerger A, Pichler M, Haybaeck J. Current Status of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Human Cancer with Specific Focus on Colorectal Cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(8):13993-14013.

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Smolle, Maria; Uranitsch, Stefan; Gerger, Armin; Pichler, Martin; Haybaeck, Johannes. 2014. "Current Status of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Human Cancer with Specific Focus on Colorectal Cancer." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, no. 8: 13993-14013.

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