Posters European Corner 2021

Nom i cognoms / Name and surname
Uciel Chorostecki

Afiliació / Affiliation

Programa de finançament europeu en que s’enmarca aquest projecte? / European funding programme in which this project is being carried out?
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Schemes

Títol del projecte / Project title

Número del projecte / Project number

Breu explicació del projecte / Brief explanation of your project
NORAD is a conserved and highly expressed lncRNA that regulates genomic stability, and it has been implicated in cancer and other disease processes.
Previous characterizations of NORAD were only based on sequence-based computational inferences and have identified a modular organization of NORAD composed of several repeat units (NRUs).
Here, we experimentally determined for the first time the secondary structure of NORAD using in-vitro enzymatic probing coupled to Illumina sequencing (nextPARS approach) to provide a thorough characterization of NORAD structure.
Our results suggest that the spacer regions provide structural stability to NRUs. Additionally, we uncover two previously unreported NRUs and determine the core structural motifs conserved across NRUs.
Given the current interest in understanding the structure, function and evolution of long, non-coding RNAs and the clinical relevance of NORAD, we think that eventually, this may open the door to design novel therapeutic strategies in the fight against cancer.

Enllaç a la pàgina web del projecte / Link to your project website

Repte en que s’emmarca aquest projecte / Challenge within the framework of this project
1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing


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Aquest projecte està cofinançat pel programa de recerca i innovació Horizon Europe de la Unió Europea sota el projecte NitRecerCat (101061189).

This project is co-funded by the European Union’s research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, under the project NitRecercat (101061189).