Noncoding RNAs: A Regulatory Role?

Abstract

Around 97–98% of the transcriptional output of the human genome is noncoding RNA, which is derived from noncoding RNA genes and from introns in protein‐coding genes. These RNAs may form a higher‐order regulatory network that integrates complex suites of gene activity during differentiation and development.

Keywords: introns; eRNA; RNA interference; intergenic; processing

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Mattick, John Stanley(Jan 2006) Noncoding RNAs: A Regulatory Role?. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005985]