Long noncoding RNA-mediated activation of androgen receptor in prostate cancer

Gyorgy Petrovics*, Shiv Srivastava

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Remarkable progress has been made in molecular characterization of prostate cancer (PCa) with continued innovations in high throughput technologies evaluating human cancer.1,2,3 Since the completion of the Human Genome Project it has been estimated that only about 1.5%-2% of our genome codes for proteins. Various genome-wide approaches, e.g. the ENCODE project, revealed that a much larger percent of the genome is transcribed as non-protein coding (nc) RNA, including long noncoding (lnc) RNA (over 200 bps long). Although the biological roles of lncRNA (the 'dark matter of the genome') are not nearly as well-understood as the protein coding mRNAs, it is increasingly clear that they play important roles in almost every aspects of biology, including cancer biology.4,5 This is exemplified by recent genome-wide association studies revealing that over 80% of cancer-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are in noncoding regions of the genome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-419
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Andrology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


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