Special Issue "Non-Coding RNAs, from an Evolutionary Perspective"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 December 2018).
Interests: long non-coding RNAs; X-chromosome inactivation; stem cells; development; non-coding RNA evolution; epigenetics
Interests: venom evolution; Cnidaria; sea anemones; post-transcriptional regulation; microRNA
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), such as microRNAs and long ncRNAs (lncRNAs), pose a formidable challenge to biologists: they constitute a large fraction of eukaryotic transcriptomes and emerge as an important component of gene regulatory networks, yet, unlike protein-coding genes, their conservation in evolution is rather limited, at least at the sequence level. The evolutionary conservation of ncRNAs serves as an important indication for their functionality; however species differences in microRNAs and lncRNAs may be invaluable predictors of phylogenetic relationships and may contribute to promote plasticity and diversity in evolution.
This Special Issue will focus on evolutionary aspects of ncRNAs, from in silico to functional and mechanistic investigations. Manuscripts reporting original research, short communications and reviews will be considered.
Dr. Claire Rougeulle
Dr. Yehu Moran
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Evolution of ncRNA (lncRNA, microRNA, piRNA, siRNA, etc.)
- Transposable element-derived ncRNA
- Brain and nervous system ncRNA
- X-chromosome inactivation
- ncRNA interactions
- Post-transcriptional regulation by ncRNA