Laboratory for Transcriptome Technology


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


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The team develops technologies to comprehensively analyze function and regulation of the genome, with particular emphasis on non-coding regions and with particular interest in non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) identification and comprehensively functional characterization. We develop technologies to 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. Additional efforts are dedicated to standardize of transcriptome technologies like the cap-analysis gene expression (CAGE), which is essential for accurate quantitative applications, including 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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