Long noncoding RNA SMUL suppresses SMURF2 production-mediated muscle atrophy via nonsense-mediated mRNA decay.
Mol There Nucleic Acids 2020 Dec 10; 23:512-526.
As the world population grows, muscle atrophy leading to muscle wasting could become a bigger risk. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are known to play important roles in muscle growth and muscle atrophy. Meanwhile, it has recently come to light that many putative small open reading frames (sORFs) are hidden in lncRNAs; however, their translational capabilities and functions remain unclear. In this study, we uncovered 104 myogenic-associated lncRNAs translated, in at least a small peptide, by integrated transcriptome and proteomic analyses. Furthermore, an upstream ORF (uORF) regulatory network was constructed, and a novel muscle atrophy-associated lncRNA named
Cai, Bolin; Li, Zhenhui; Ma, Manting; Zhang, Jing; Kong, Shaofen; Abdalla, Bahareldin Ali; Xu, Haiping; Jebessa, Endashaw; Zhang, Xiquan; Lawal, Raman Akinyanju; and Nie, Qinghua, "Long noncoding RNA SMUL suppresses SMURF2 production-mediated muscle atrophy via nonsense-mediated mRNA decay." (2020). Faculty Research 2020. 296.