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Identification and analysis of small proteins coded by long non-coding RNAs

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Akinobu Matsumoto

Research Site Kyushu University
Medical Institute of Bioregulation
Associate Professor


Transcriptome analysis reveals a number of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) that do not appear to harbor significant open reading frames. However, I have identified a lot of small proteins coded by lncRNAs and analyzing their molecular and biological importance. My goal is to uncover new insights into the cause of diseases by analyzing new factors, small proteins.


  1. Matsumoto A., Pasut A., Matsumoto M., Yamashita R., Fung J., Monteleone E. Saghatelian A., Nakayama KI., Clohessy JG, Pandolfi PP.: mTORC1 and muscle regeneration are regulated by the LINC00961 encoded SPAR polypeptide. Nature, 12;541(7636):228-232 (2017).