Department of Physics, Department of Mathematics
RNAs have been shown to exhibit differential enrichment between nuclear, cytoplasmic, and exosome fractions. A current fundamental question asks why non-coding RNA partition into different spatial compartments. We report on the analysis of cellular compartment models with miRNA data sources for spatial-mechanistic modeling to address the broad area of multi-scalar cellular communication by miRNAs. We show that spatial partitioning of miRNAs is related to sequence similarity to the overall transcriptome. This has broad implications in biological informatics for gene regulation and provides a deeper understanding of nucleotide sequence structure and RNA language meaning for human pathologies resulting from changes in gene expression.
Seffens, William; Abebe, Fisseha; Evans, Chad; and Wang, Xiao-Qian, "Spatial Partitioning of miRNAs Is Related to Sequence Similarity in Overall Transcriptome" (2016). Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications. 36.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17, no. 6 (2016): 1-11.