J Cancer 2021; 12(5):1499-1506. doi:10.7150/jca.49067 This issue
Department of Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Affiliated Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
*These authors contributed equally to this work
For decades researches of genomic transcription of all kinds of species have demonstrated that the important role of Long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) in whole process of life entity has been more and more attached. Owing to constant developing of advanced technology, especially the emerge of next generation sequencing, researchers could explore further in the depth and breadth of LncRNAs. Given that the unique RNA loci location with its corresponding sense gene, antisense long noncoding RNAs (AS-lncRNAs), which are one of the main categories of LncRNAs classification, would have existed an identified close connection between them in a natural physiological state. This review characterizes the patterns of regulation between AS-lncRNAs and corresponding sense genes during the process of cancer progression in human, with emphases on the regular modulation ways of the potential molecular mechanism of AS-lncRNAs and the summary of underlying treatment targets in human cancers.
Keywords: antisense long non-coding RNAs, sense genes, human cancers, regulation patterns