The functional roles of the non-coding RNAs in molluscs.

Affiliation

Hongkuan Z(1), Karsoon T(1), Shengkang L(1), Hongyu M(1), Huaiping Z(2).
Author information:
(1)Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, Institute of Marine Sciences, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China; Mariculture Research Center for Subtropical Shellfish & Algae of Guangdong Province, Shantou 515063, China; STU-UMT Joint Shellfish Research Laboratory, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China.
(2)Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, Institute of Marine Sciences, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China; Mariculture Research Center for Subtropical Shellfish & Algae of Guangdong Province, Shantou 515063, China; STU-UMT Joint Shellfish Research Laboratory, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

This review focus on the current knowledge of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in molluscs. In this review, we provide an overview of long ncRNAs (lncRNA), microRNAs (miRNA) and piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNA), followed by evidence for the regulation of ncRNAs in variety of biological process in molluscs, including development, biomineralization and innate immune response. This review advances our understanding on the roles of ncRNAs in molluscs and suggest the future direction to fully understand the epigenetic regulatory network of molluscs.