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Deficiency in the nuclear long noncoding RNA causes myogenic defects and heart remodeling in mice.

TitleDeficiency in the nuclear long noncoding RNA causes myogenic defects and heart remodeling in mice.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBallarino M, Cipriano A, Tita R, Santini T, Desideri F, Morlando M, Colantoni A, Carrieri C, Nicoletti C, Musarò A, Carroll DO', Bozzoni I
JournalEMBO J
Volume37
Issue18
Date Published2018 Sep 14
ISSN1460-2075
Abstract

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.

DOI10.15252/embj.201899697
Alternate JournalEMBO J.
PubMed ID30177572
PubMed Central IDPMC6138438
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