Although mammals possess roughly the same number of protein-coding genes as worms, it is evident that the non-coding transcriptome content has become far broader and more sophisticated during evolution. Indeed, the vital regulatory importance of both short and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) has been demonstrated during the last two decades. RNA binding proteins (RBPs) represent approximately 7.5% of all proteins and regulate the fate and function of a huge number of transcripts thus contributing to ensure cellular homeostasis. Transcriptomic and proteomic studies revealed that RBP-based complexes often include lncRNAs. This review will describe examples of how lncRNA-RBP networks can virtually control all the post-transcriptional events in the cell.
- Long non-coding RNA 1
- Post-transcriptional regulation
- RNA binding protein 2
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology