Special Issue "circRNAs in Cell and Organ Development"

A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kuei-Yang Hsiao
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Guest Editor
Institute of Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
Interests: noncoding RNA; circRNA; microRNA; hypoxia; colorectal cancer; gynecological cancer; molecular endocrinology; DNA damage response; chemoresistance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Accumulating data have shown that circular RNA (circRNA) play diverse cellular and molecular functions during the pathogenic process of human diseases and developmental stages. CircRNA exert their biological functions at least via regulating gene expression through epigenetic, transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms, modulating protein-protein interaction, and/or serving as templates for translation. To gain more mechanistic insight and/or explore potential translational applications of circRNAs, we are excited to announce this Special Issue of Non-Coding RNA – “circRNAs in Cell and Organ Development”. We are looking for high-quality research papers and review articles which have comprehensive coverage on the roles of circRNA in particular diseases and/or organs. We would like to urge researchers to submit their invaluable studies dissecting physiological or pathological roles of circRNAs in various models of diseases.

Dr. Kuei-Yang Hsiao
Guest Editor

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 1600 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.


  • circular RNA
  • microRNA
  • exosomes
  • epigenetics
  • epitranscriptomics
  • biomarkers
  • bioinformatics
  • RNA biology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: The functional roles circRNAs in response to cellular stress
Authors: Kuei-Yang Hsiao
Affiliation: Institute of Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
Abstract: To be determined

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