Laboratory for Transcriptome Technology


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1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045


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Welcome to the Laboratory for Transcriptome Technology.
We develop technologies to comprehensively detect non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and comprehensively screen their functions. Using those technologies, we explore regulatory interactions of ncRNAs within cells, with particular emphasis on the interaction of ncRNAs with chromatin, retrotransposition and ncRNAs having a role in the regulation of protein synthesis. These technologies are important for the development of cell conversion methods. Additional emphasis is taken on standardization of transcriptome technologies like CAGE, to make a universal and finely quantitative transcriptome technology. Such standardization is essential for the identification of novel biomarkers and drug target candidates.


2018/04/19 Deepening our view of small RNAs
2017/08/30 The FANTOM contribution to open science
2017/08/22 FANTOM5 releases first integrated atlas of microRNA expression in human primary cells
2017/06/16 Carnici Division Director elected to the associate member of EMBO
2017/02/15 FANTOM5 data contributes data of The Human Protein Atlas
2016/12/08 Piero Carninci received Shimadzu Prize
2016/09/20 Human "junk" gene sequences can promote translation
2016/08/30 Piero Carninci chosen as “MICE ambassador”
2015/11/10 A treasure trove of new cancer biomarkers
2015/10/29 Retroviral RNA may play a part in liver cancer
2015/07/22 A dictionary of the language of cells
2015/03/11 iPS and embryonic stem cells: not quite the same
2015/02/13 FANTOM5 project discovers general rules governing how cells change

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