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Long Non Coding RNA Biology

  • M.R.S. Rao


  • Comprehensive and detailed purview of long non coding RNAs from unicellular to multicellular organisms

  • Includes a special section on the emerging field of IncRNAs in brain development

  • Includes a detailed chapter on the role of IncRNAs in cancer and their therapeutic potential


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1008)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Julien Jarroux, Antonin Morillon, Marina Pinskaya
    Pages 1-46
  3. Vijay Suresh Akhade, Debosree Pal, Chandrasekhar Kanduri
    Pages 47-74
  4. Rachel O. Niederer, Evan P. Hass, David C. Zappulla
    Pages 119-132
  5. Hsiao-Lin V. Wang, Julia A. Chekanova
    Pages 133-154
  6. Parna Saha, Shreekant Verma, Rashmi U. Pathak, Rakesh K. Mishra
    Pages 155-198
  7. Arun Renganathan, Emanuela Felley-Bosco
    Pages 199-222
  8. Brian S. Clark, Seth Blackshaw
    Pages 253-282
  9. Sonali Jathar, Vikram Kumar, Juhi Srivastava, Vidisha Tripathi
    Pages 283-323

About this book


This contributed volume offers a comprehensive and detailed overview of the various aspects of long non-coding RNAs and discusses their emerging significance. Written by leading experts in the field, it motivates young researchers around the globe, and offers graduate and postgraduate students fascinating insights into genes and their regulation in eukaryotes and higher organisms.


RNA Biology non coding RNA Cancer biology Gene Expression Developmental Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • M.R.S. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Biology and Genetics UnitJawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific ResearchBangaloreIndia

About the editors

Prof. M.R.S. Rao is one of the most prominent scientists in India, currently working as honorary professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. In 2010 he received the country’s 4th highest civilian award "PadmaShri" from the Government of India for his outstanding contribution to the field of bio-medical sciences.

Prof. Rao obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1973 and subsequently worked in different capacities at various renowned international institutes/universities such as Baylor College of Medicine, USA, Harvard Medical School, USA, and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California at San Diego, USA,. His area of interest spans RNA biology, molecular and cellular biology, genomics and cancer biology, molecular genetics of type II diabetes & cancer genetics, and chromatin biology. He has made seminal contribution in delineation of the biology and role of long non-coding RNA molecules.

He has published over 150 articles in respected national and international journals and is a member of various prestigious national and international societies/associations. He has received numerous national and international awards during his distinguished scientific career.

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