Special Issue "Non-Coding RNAs as Therapeutic Targets"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: epigenetics; long non-coding RNA; small non-coding RNA; RNAi; HIV; pseudogenes; DNA methylation; tumor suppressor genes; lentivirus; chromatin; nucleosomes
Over the last decade, the study of non-coding RNA has exploded with over 200,000 papers published on the subject. There is now a plethora of experimental works characterizing the role and mechanistic function of various forms of non-coding transcripts, ranging from long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) to micro-RNAs (miRNA) in virtually every disease known to man, including cancer, diabetes, genetic abnormalities, viral and bacterial infection, and immunity. Notably, many diseases have been observed to have unique and specific non-coding RNAs involved in their overall pathology. These observations suggest that these non-coding transcripts could serve as bona fide targets to ameliorate disease or disease-induced conditions. Ongoing questions include how these transcripts function mechanistically to impart disease phenotypes and to what extent these disease-specific transcripts can serve as bona fide targets for next-generation therapeutics and how best to target these transcripts of interest.
This Special Issue will group together works on the latest non-coding RNA studies related to disease and highlight those unique transcripts that may serve as targets for next-generation therapeutic approaches to treating various diseases.
For this Special Issue, we will consider manuscripts on the following topics:
- ncRNAs, including miRNAs, as regulators of disease states;
- novel functions of and mechanistic insights into ncRNAs in disease;
- ncRNA targets for specific diseases and those agents best utilized to target these transcripts of interest; and
- pre-clinical and clinical studies investigating the roles of ncRNAs in disease.
Prof. Dr. Kevin V. Morris
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Non-Coding RNA is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- ncRNA, miRNA, and antisense RNA in disease;
- miRNA, siRNA, and antisense oligonucleotide technology in targeting ncRNA;
- ncRNAs in genetic diseases;
- ncRNAs in cancer;
- ncRNAs in viral and bacterial infection;
- ncRNAs and SNPs in disease;
- pre-clinical and clinical studies investigating targeted disruption of disease-relevant ncRNAs.