Special Issue "Non-Coding RNA and the Immune System"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: non-coding RNAs in immunity; immune gene expression; non-coding RNA biogenesis and mechanisms of action
Mammalian genomes are characterised by high prevalence of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) transcripts when compared to other species. It has been proposed that this correlates with the increased complexity of mammals. Undoubtedly, the mammalian immune system is a major contributor to this complexity. This Special Issue will aim to capture and showcase diverse aspects of our current understanding of how ncRNAs underpin complexity of the mammalian immune system.
Manuscripts on the following topics will be welcome:
- ncRNAs in immune development, differentiation, and lineage plasticity, maintenance, and commitment
- ncRNAs in infection, immunity, and host–pathogen interactions
- ncRNAs in chronic inflammation, resolution, and fibrosis
- Shaping immune transcriptomes through RNA–binding protein/ncRNA interactions
- Infection exposure as a driver of lncRNA evolution in immune cells
Dr. Dimitris Lagos
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.
- Long ncRNAs (lncRNAs)
- circular RNAs (circRNAs)
- RNA-binding proteins (RBPs)
- Lineage commitment and plasticity
- Infection, immunity, and host–pathogen interactions
- Chronic inflammation, resolution, and fibrosis