Tumor Biology

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 3271–3271 | Cite as

Long noncoding RNA AC096655.1-002 has been officially named as gastric cancer-associated transcript 1, GACAT1

  • Bingxiu Xiao
  • Junming Guo

Shortly after the article entitled “Decreased expression of long noncoding RNA AC096655.1-002 in gastric cancer and its clinical significance” published in Tumor Biology [1], the long noncoding RNA AC096655.1-002 that studied in this paper has been officially named by HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC). Readers can find the detail information from Human Gene Nomenclature Database ( Its HGNC ID is HGNC: 48336. Its synonym is AC096655.1-002, LINC00876, “long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 876.” Its gene is located at 2q12.3.

As long noncoding RNA AC096655.1-002 was first found associated with gastric cancer, the committee has named it as “gastric cancer-associated transcript 1, GACAT1.” That is, approved symbol is GACAT1 and approved name is gastric cancer-associated transcript 1 ( GACAT1 has been found significantly downregulated in gastric cancer tissues compared with paired-adjacent non-tumorous tissues. Its expression level was significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis, distant metastasis, TNM stages, and differentiation [1]. These results indicated that GACAT1 may be a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of gastric carcinoma.


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  1. 1.
    Sun W, Wu Y, Yu X, Liu Y, Song H, Xia T, et al. Decreased expression of long noncoding RNA AC096655.1-002 in gastric cancer and its clinical significance. Tumor Biol. 2013. doi: 10.1007/s13277-013-0821-0.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of PathophysiologyNingbo University School of MedicineNingboChina

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