Special Issue "Bioinformatics Tools for ncRNAs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: bioinformatics; cardiovascular; circRNA; database; epitranscriptomics; lncRNA; miRNA; non-coding RNA
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Special Issue in Non-Coding RNA: Systematic Analysis of lncRNA Structures and Functions
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are transcripts that do not encode for proteins. Traditionally, ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs) and transfer RNAs (tRNAs) have been studied extensively. In recent years, the advancement of next generation sequencing (NGS) has accelerated the discovery of other types of ncRNAs, including microRNAs (micRNAs), circular RNAs (circRNAs), and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Moreover, as opposed to mRNAs for polypeptides (i.e., proteins), many ncRNAs are functional as in the case of transcriptional regulation by lncRNAs, post-transcriptional control by miRNAs, and protein synthesis by tRNAs. Interestingly, the recent emergence of epitranscriptomics (biochemical modifications of RNAs) has expanded our understanding about RNAs in general as well as their modifications, including those of ncRNAs. Needless to say, all of these discoveries have been aided by the development of computational methods, especially in the field of bioinformatics. To further broaden our understanding of ncRNAs from the perspective of computational works, we invite contributors to this edition to submit manuscripts about ncRNAs, including their detection, annotations, bioinformatics tools, and databases.
Prof. Dr. Shizuka Uchida
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