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Special Issue "Non-coding RNAs: Variety of Roles and Applications in Human Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are classified as microRNA (miRNA) (containing 19–25 nucleotides) and lncRNA (containing more than 200 nucleotides) according to their length. NcRNAs modulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level by degradation or translational inhibition of target mRNAs. They are related to many biologic processes, such as development, cell differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, and inflammation. In addition, ncRNAs are also known to be associated with the diagnosis, classification, progression, and prognosis of many human diseases. Therefore, they can be considered as potential biomarkers for disease diagnosis and as therapeutic targets.
In this Special Issue, we would like to invite submissions of original research articles and review articles focused on ncRNAs, in particular, on their functions, regulatory mechanisms, and applications. We also welcome studies that highlight new technologies, new analysis platforms, new animal models, and new manipulation tools for the study of all kinds of RNA.
Prof. Keun Hur
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Non-coding RNAs
- Inflammatory disease
- Metabolic disease