Non-coding RNAs in Disease

Deadline for abstract submissions: 7 December 2021.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Relevant Journals List

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Genes
genes
4.096 4.4 2010 17.39 Days 2000 CHF Submit
Non-Coding RNA
ncrna
- 8.4 2015 12.49 Days 1600 CHF Submit
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
ijms
5.924 6.0 2000 14.32 Days 2000 CHF Submit
Biomolecules
biomolecules
4.879 3.2 2011 16.29 Days 2000 CHF Submit
Pathogens
pathogens
3.492 2.5 2012 14.29 Days 1800 CHF Submit

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RNR-R2 Upregulation by a Short Non-Coding Viral Transcript
Biomolecules 2021, 11(12), 1822; https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11121822 (registering DOI) - 03 Dec 2021
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DNA viruses require dNTPs for replication and have developed different strategies to increase intracellular dNTP pools. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infects non-dividing cells in which dNTPs are scarce and the question is how viral replication takes place. Previously we reported that the virus [...] Read more.
DNA viruses require dNTPs for replication and have developed different strategies to increase intracellular dNTP pools. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infects non-dividing cells in which dNTPs are scarce and the question is how viral replication takes place. Previously we reported that the virus induces the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway culminating in RNR-R2 expression and the generation of an active RNR holoenzyme, the key regulator of dNTP levels, leading to an increase in dNTPs. How the virus induces DDR and RNR-R2 upregulation is not completely known. The viral HBx open reading frame (ORF) was believed to trigger this pathway. Unexpectedly, however, we report here that the production of HBx protein is dispensable. We found that a small conserved region of 125 bases within the HBx ORF is sufficient to upregulate RNR-R2 expression in growth-arrested HepG2 cells and primary human hepatocytes. The observed HBV mRNA embedded regulatory element is named ERE. ERE in isolation is sufficient to activate the ATR-Chk1-E2F1-RNR-R2 DDR pathway. These findings demonstrate a non-coding function of HBV transcripts to support its propagation in non-cycling cells. Full article
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