Non-coding RNAs and Inter-kingdom Communication

  • Ana Lúcia Leitão
  • Francisco J. Enguita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Non-coding RNAs in Bacterial and Viral Interactions with Different Hosts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samantha Barichievy, Loretta Magagula, Youtaro Shibayama, Musa M. Mhlanga
      Pages 27-52
    3. Miguel Castañeda, Liliana López-Pliego, Guadalupe Espín
      Pages 67-82
    4. Matthew J. Moody, Stephanie E. Jones, David A. Crisante, Marie A. Elliot
      Pages 83-101
    5. Ahmed Waqas, Ge Shan
      Pages 117-124
  3. Non-coding RNAs and Interactions Between Eukaryotic Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Corey L. Campbell, Laura B. Dickson, William C. Black IV
      Pages 127-142
    3. Müşerref Duygu Saçar Demirci, Caner Bağcı, Jens Allmer
      Pages 143-159
    4. Ling-Ling Zheng, Jian-You Liao, Yan-Zi Wen, Geoff Hide, Liang-Hu Qu, Zhao-Rong Lun
      Pages 177-196
    5. Ana Lúcia Leitão, Marina C. Costa, Francisco J. Enguita
      Pages 225-243
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-251

About this book


This book presents a state-of-the-art compilation of articles on the role of non-coding RNAs as pivotal molecules for establishing functional relationships between different organisms. It also describes how non-coding RNA molecules can act as dynamic communication devices and how they modulate the interaction between different kingdoms. It describes examples including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and higher organisms such as protozoa that are involved in pathogenic or symbiotic interactions, and the roles of different families of non-coding RNAs within these relationships. Each chapter provides readers molecular and functional insights, breaking down the subjacent mechanisms and exploring their functional implications and future applications. More than sixty years after the foundation of the “RNA tie club” by George Gamow, new roles for non-coding RNA molecules are starting to be revealed.


Bacterial Communication Cell Interaction Cell to Cell Communication Eukaryotic Cells Host-pathogen Interactions Non-coding RNA Non-coding Transcriptome Pivotal Molecule

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Lúcia Leitão
    • 1
  • Francisco J. Enguita
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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