Navigation Links
Noncoding RNAs offer huge therapeutic and diagnostic potential

New Rochelle, NY, February 14, 2013As scientists continue to unravel the complexity of the human genome and to uncover vital elements that play a role in both normal physiology and disease, one particular class of elements called noncoding RNAs is gaining a lot of attention. Guest Editor Tom Cech, PhD and Executive Editor Fintan Steele, PhD explore the enormous potential value of this rapidly advancing research area in their Editorial " The (Noncoding) RNA World." The authors introduce a special research section on noncoding RNAs published in the current issue of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers. The Editorial is available free on the Nucleic Acid Therapeutics website.

Dr. Cech, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and the Director of The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, notes in the Editorial that the special section on noncoding RNAs illustrates the exciting progress being made, particularly related to the potential for research advances to lead to the development of novel therapeutic and diagnostic interventions.

Yolanda Snchez and Maite Huarte, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, provide an overview of the role of long noncoding RNAs in various diseases. In "Long Non-Coding RNAs: Challenges for Diagnosis and Therapies," the authors also discuss the potential for targeting these RNAs for therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Maitri Shah and George Calin, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, explore the emerging concept that noncoding microRNAs in the circulation might function as hormones. What role these microRNAs might play in disease is also examined in "The Mix of Two Worlds: Non-Coding RNAs and Hormones." Marc Weinberg and Kevin Morris, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, describe current understanding of the regulatory function of long noncoding RNAs and how it might be used to create an entirely new area of pharmacology in "Long Non-Coding RNA Targeting and Transcriptional De-Repression."

"The astoundingly diverse roles of noncoding RNAs across many areas of biology and disease are among the most exciting areas of current research," says Executive Editor Fintan Steele, PhD, SomaLogic, Inc., Boulder, CO. "It is increasingly clear that as our knowledge of these molecules improves, so will potential therapeutic applications that take advantage of their unique biological properties."


Contact: Vicki Cohn
914-740-2100 x2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Related biology news :

1. Long noncoding RNAs control development of fat cells
2. IU biologists offer clearer picture of how protein machine systems tweak gene expression
3. LABS, Inc. Launches Suite of Next-Generation Test Offerings; Focuses on Expanding Complex Biologic Testing Portfolio in 2012
4. Discovery offers insight into treating viral stomach flu
5. Genetic abnormality offers diagnostic hope for childrens cancer
6. M2SYS Technology Partners with Hitachi to Offer Innovative Biometric Finger Vein Scanner to US Market
7. Chimpanzee ground nests offer new insight into our ancestors descent from the trees
8. Early detection techniques offer hope for improved outcomes in lung cancer patients
9. University of Minnesota startup offers game-changing energy solutions that reduce CO2 emissions
10. NCEAS researchers offer new ecological model for deep-water oil spills
11. Battle of the sexes offers evolutionary insights
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Noncoding RNAs offer huge therapeutic and diagnostic potential
(Date:10/29/2015)... YORK , Oct. 29, 2015 ... technology, announced a partnership with 2XU, a global ... to deliver a smart hat with advanced bio-sensing ... and other athletes to monitor key biometrics to ... the strategic partnership, the two companies will bring together ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... BERLIN, Germany , October 27, 2015 ... 2015. SMI,s Automated Semantic Gaze Mapping technology (ASGM) automatically ... SMI,s Eye Tracking Glasses , so that ... Suite BeGaze. --> Munich, Germany ... technology (ASGM) automatically maps data from mobile eye tracking ...
(Date:10/26/2015)... India , October 26, 2015 ... --> adds ... 2015 to 2021 as well as ... 2015-2019 research reports to its collection ... . --> ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:  AEZS) (TSX: ... behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, confirms that as ... no corporate developments that would cause the recent movements ... --> About Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ... --> Aeterna Zentaris is a specialty biopharmaceutical company ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... This fall, global software solutions leader SAP ... states to develop and pitch their BIG ideas to improve health and wellness in ... for votes to win the title of SAP's Teen Innovator, an all-expenses paid trip ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 ... market research report released by Transparency Market Research, the ... at a CAGR of 17.5% during the period between ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, ... non-invasive prenatal testing market to reach a valuation of ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Twist Bioscience, ... that Emily Leproust, Ph.D., Twist Bioscience chief executive ... Healthcare Conference on December 1, 2015 at 3:10 ... in New York City. --> ... . Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign ...
Breaking Biology Technology: