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Untranslated Gene Regions and Other Non-coding Elements

Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression

Authors: Barrett, Lucy W., Fletcher, Sue, Wilton, Steve D.

  • Revisits the idea of "junk" genetic material
  • Easy to read, concise overview of a complex subject
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There is now compelling evidence that the complexity of higher organisms correlates with the relative amount of non-coding RNA rather than the number of protein-coding genes. Previously dismissed as “junk DNA”, it is the non-coding regions of the genome that are responsible for regulation, facilitating complex temporal and spatial gene expression through the combinatorial effect of numerous mechanisms and interactions working together to fine-tune gene expression. The major regions involved in regulation of a particular gene are the 5’ and 3’ untranslated regions and introns. In addition, pervasive transcription of complex genomes produces a variety of non-coding transcripts that interact with these regions and contribute to regulation. This book discusses recent insights into the regulatory roles of the untranslated gene regions and non-coding RNAs in the control of complex gene expression, as well as the implications of this in terms of organism complexity and evolution.​

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  • Untranslated Gene Regions and Other Non-coding Elements

    Barrett, Lucy W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-56

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eBook $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Untranslated Gene Regions and Other Non-coding Elements
Book Subtitle
Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Basel
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0679-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0679-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0678-7
Series ISSN
2211-9353
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 56
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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