Special Issue "Recent Advances in Chemical Biology to Study and Target ncRNAs"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 5154
Interests: chemical biology; organic chemistry; RNA biology; biochemistry
Interests: PNA (peptide nucleic acid); FIT-PNA (forced-intercalation-PNA); CPP (cell penetrating peptides); RNA diagnostics, antisense
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In recent decades, ncRNAs have been shown to play a critical role in a myriad of cellular processes, impacting normal gene expression as well as disease progression, making them an attractive target for drug discovery. Moreover, their complex impacts on molecular biology still require revealing and studying. Recent developments in chemical biology have enabled us to interrogate and understand more about important ncRNAs at a molecular level.
In this context, this Special Issue aims to focus on novel advances in chemistry to study and target ncRNAs. We welcome reviews, novel methods and original research articles in the field of ncRNA chemical biology. The purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight the chemical tools developed for targeting disease-related ncRNAs or for questioning the nature and role of ncRNAs.
Notably, this Special Issue englobes various fields of research related to ncRNAs, such as chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, RNA biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Furthermore, various specific topics are also included in the scope of the Special Issue, such as molecular dynamics simulations of ncRNAs, ncRNA targeting and cleavage strategies, ncRNA sequencing and structures, ncRNA chemical modifications, oligonucleotide and small molecule-based therapeutics targeting ncRNA, chemical probes to study ncRNA functions, regulations and structures. Work aiming to define the mechanism of ncRNA interactions as well as emerging strategies for the development of novel tools for the design and screening of ncRNA-targeted therapeutics is also welcome.
Dr. Raphael Benhamou
Dr. Eylon Yavin
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Non-Coding RNA is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- ncRNA chemical biology
- ncRNA medicinal chemistry
- ncRNA biology
- ncRNA probes
- drugging ncRNAs
- ncRNA biochemical tools
- ncRNA as a target for drug discovery
- ncRNA molecular regulation