|Title||Deficiency in the nuclear long noncoding RNA causes myogenic defects and heart remodeling in mice.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Ballarino M, Cipriano A, Tita R, Santini T, Desideri F, Morlando M, Colantoni A, Carrieri C, Nicoletti C, Musarò A, Carroll DO', Bozzoni I|
|Date Published||2018 Sep 14|
Myogenesis is a highly regulated process that involves the conversion of progenitor cells into multinucleated myofibers. Besides proteins and miRNAs, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to participate in myogenic regulatory circuitries. Here, we characterize a murine chromatin-associated muscle-specific lncRNA, , which contributes to the robustness of the myogenic program and In myocytes, depletion triggers the disassembly of a specific chromosomal domain and the downregulation of myogenic genes contained therein. Notably, several -sensitive genes are associated with human cardiomyopathies and depletion in mice results in a peculiar cardiac remodeling phenotype with changes in size, structure, and shape of the heart. Moreover, the existence of an orthologous transcript in human, regulating the same subset of target genes, suggests an important and evolutionarily conserved function for Altogether, these data describe a new example of a chromatin-associated lncRNA regulating the robustness of skeletal and cardiac myogenesis.
|Alternate Journal||EMBO J.|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC6138438|