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RNA Biol. 2011 May-Jun;8(3):404-14. Epub 2011 May 1.

Long non-coding RNA-mediated mechanisms independent of the RNAi pathway in animals and plants.

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Plant Industry, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.


Recent advances in the field of RNA research have provided compelling evidence implicating long non-coding RNA molecules in many diverse and substantial biological processes that include transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, genomic imprinting, modulation of protein activity and subcellular localization and cellular structural maintenance. While long non-coding RNAs have been most extensively studied in animal species, studies of long non-coding RNA in plants begin to emerge showing some conservation of mechanisms. This review aims to provide an overview of significant and recently identified long non-coding RNA-mediated mechanisms in both animal and plant species.

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