2021 - Long noncoding RNA VENTHEART is required for cardiomyocyte specification and function
CardioExcyte 96 pre-print publication in bioRxiv (2021)
Dashi A., Tan W.L.W., Anene-Nzelu C.G., Pan B., Ilmari A.M., Tiang Z., Hartman R.J.G., Stenzig J., Wei H., Gao Bin C., Ackers-Johnson M.A., Lim B., Walentinsson A., Iyer V.V., Jonsson M.K.B., Foo R.S.
bioRxiv (2021) doi: 10.1101/2021.02.01.429136
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) control cardiac gene expression during heart development and disease. It is accordingly plausible for the same lncRNA to regulate both cardiac development, as well as play a role in adult heart disease progression. lncRNA regulators of early cardiomyocyte (CM) lineage commitment have been identified and characterised, however those controlling later CM specification remain unknown.