Functional diversity of long non-coding RNAs in immune regulation

Hua Geng, Xiao Di Tan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Precise and dynamic regulation of gene expression is a key feature of immunity. In recent years, rapid advances in transcriptome profiling analysis have led to recognize long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as an additional layer of gene regulation context. In the immune system, lncRNAs are found to be widely expressed in immune cells including monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells (DC), neutrophils, T cells and B cells during their development, differentiation and activation. However, the functional importance of immune-related lncRNAs is just emerging to be characterized. In this review, we discuss the up-to-date knowledge of lncRNAs in immune regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-81
Number of pages10
JournalGenes and Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Immune regulation
  • LncRNAs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Cell Biology

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