Special Issue "Transcriptome Profiling in Human Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
Prof. Dr. Alfredo Ciccodicola
CNR, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics “Adriano Buzzati-Traverso”, Via Pietro Castellino 111-80131, Naples, Italy; Department of Science and Technology, University of Naples “Parthenope", Centro Direzionale, Isola C4-800143, Naples, Italy
Interests: human genetic diseases; molecular mechanism pathogenesis; whole-transcriptome analysis; non-coding RNAs
In recent years, whole-transcriptome analysis with total RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has emerged as the gold standard for quantifying gene expression levels and allele-specific expression in a single experiment, as well as to identify novel genes, splice isoforms, chimeric transcripts, and to investigate non-coding RNAs. RNA-Seq also provides an important technique, often used in studies of human disease. A great of emphasis has been given to RNA-Seq data with the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of the regulatory elements) and TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) projects that deployed this direct technique to characterize dozens of cell lines and thousands of primary tumor specimens, respectively. In this scenario, RNA-Seq data provide a unique snapshot of the transcriptomic level of the human disease and show at an unbiased proportion of transcripts that allows the identification of novel transcripts, fusion transcripts, and non-coding RNAs that could be remain undetected with other different technologies.
This Special Issue, “Transcriptome Profiling in Human Diseases”, will cover a selection of recent research topics and current review articles in the field of human complex and Mendelian disorders that have been analyzed by the RNA-Seq technique. Experimental and Bioinformatics papers, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Alfredo Ciccodicola
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- whole-transcriptome analysis
- RNA sequencing
- human complex diseases
- Mendelian disorders
- allele-specific expression
- novel transcripts
- new splice isoforms
- chimeric transcripts
- non-coding RNAs