Autoregulation of JARID2 through PRC2 interaction with its antisense ncRNA

Al Raawi, D and Kanhere, Aditi
(2020) Autoregulation of JARID2 through PRC2 interaction with its antisense ncRNA. BMC Research Notes, 13 (1). (Submitted)

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Objective JARID2 is a member of chromatin-modifying Polycomb Repressive Complex-2 or PRC2. It plays a role in recruiting PRC2 to developmental genes and regulating its activity. JARID2 along with PRC2 is indispensable for normal development. However, it remains unclear how JARID2 expression itself is regulated. Recently a number of non-protein-coding RNAs or ncRNAs are shown to regulate transcription. An antisense ncRNA, JARID2-AS1, is expressed from the first intron of JARID2 isoform-1 but its role in regulation of JARID2 expression has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to explore the role of JARID2-AS1 in regulating JARID2 and consequently PRC2. Results We found that JARID2-AS1 is localised in the nucleus and shows anti-correlated expression pattern to that of JARID2 isoform-1 mRNA. More interestingly, data mining approach strongly indicates that JARID2-AS1 binds to PRC2. These are important observations that provide insights into transcriptional regulation of JARID2, especially because they indicate that JARID2-AS1 by interacting and probably recruiting PRC2 participates in an auto-regulatory loop that controls levels of JARID2. This holds importance in regulation of developmental and differentiation processes. However, to support this hypothesis, further in-depth studies are needed which can verify JARID2-AS1-PRC2 interactions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polycomb repressive complex-2, JARID2, JARID2-AS1, Antisense ncRNA, Autoregulatory loop
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:06
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-020-05348-z
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