About this Research Topic
This Research Topic addresses the human diseases caused by a malfunction of the RNA metabolism. We aim at strengthening the link between fundamental research and therapeutic applications.
In eukaryotes, RNA is transcribed from genomic DNA. RNA molecules undergo multiple post-transcriptional processes such as splicing, editing, modification, translation, and degradation. A defect, mis-regulation, or malfunction of these processes often results in diseases in humans, referred to as 'RNA diseases'. There is an increasing number of studies focused on RNA diseases, which are aimed at uncovering the fundamental molecular mechanisms at play in order to develop therapeutic approaches.
This Research Topic aims at gathering manuscripts addressing diseases caused by defects in RNA metabolism. We particularly welcome studies:
- linking the basic science – i.e. elucidating the molecular mechanisms of RNA regulation – and the implications and applications for therapeutic approaches
- focusing on the potential role of non-coding RNAs in diagnosis and therapy of RNA diseases
We welcome the following article types: Original Research, Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Perspectives, Opinions, and Methods.
Keywords: RNA splicing, RNA modification, RNA processing, translation, RNA transport
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