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Title: The identification of non-protein coding RNA in the tumour vasculature
Author: Sample, Klarke Michael
ISNI:       0000 0004 5923 9331
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2016
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In the last 15 years a number of studies have sought to identify markers of tumour endothelium. However, studies have yet to identify non-protein markers of the tumour vasculature. This thesis provides novel contributions in this area by using RNA sequencing (RNAseq) to probe the transcriptome of tumour endothelial cells (TEC) and healthy tissue associated endothelial cells (HEC). The ensuing bioinformatic analysis revealed many differentially expressed short nuclear RNA (snoRNA) and long intergenic ncRNA (lincRNA) molecules. Some of which were confirmed as being specifically expressed in (and differentially expressed between) TEC and HEC using quantitative PCR (qPCR). One of these molecules was also functionally explored in vitro and is the first ncRNA molecule to be identified as both specific to the endothelium and to be functional in pathological angiogenesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QR180 Immunology ; RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)