Genetic Editing of Long Noncoding RNA Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technology
Methods in Molecular Biology
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of RNA transcripts greater than 200 nucleotides in length and makeup a considerable part of the human genome. LncRNAs are well established as crucial players in a myriad of physiological and pathological processes; however, despite their abundance and versatility, the functional characteristics of lncRNAs remain largely unknown predominantly due to the lack of suitable genetic editing strategies. The complexity of their genetic structure and regulation combined with their unique functionality poses several limitations in the application of classic genetic manipulation methods in lncRNA functional studies. Several reports have demonstrated the successful implementation of CRISPR/Cas9 technology in screening and identifying the function of specific lncRNAs. Here, we describe a detailed protocol utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing technology for knocking down lncRNAs in vitro.
Larter, Kristina; Yi, Bin; and Xi, Yaguang, "Genetic Editing of Long Noncoding RNA Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technology" (2021). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 83.