D. Shtokalo

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The function of RNA from the non-coding (the so called “dark matter”) regions of the genome has been a subject of considerable recent debate. Perhaps the most controversy is regarding the function of RNAs found in introns of annotated transcripts, where most of the reads that map outside of exons are usually found. However, it has been reported that the(More)
The function of the non-coding portion of the human genome remains one of the most important questions of our time. Its vast complexity is exemplified by the recent identification of an unusual and notable component of the transcriptome - very long intergenic non-coding RNAs, termed vlincRNAs. Here we identify 2,147 vlincRNAs covering 10 percent of our(More)
The HuR protein regulates the expression of thousands of cellular transcripts by modulating mRNA splicing, trafficking, translation, and stability. Although it serves as a model of RNA–protein interactions, many features of HuR’s interactions with RNAs remain unknown. In this report, we deployed the cryogenic RNA immunoprecipitation technique to analyze(More)
Composite Module Analyst (CMA) is a novel software tool aiming to identify promoter-enhancer models based on the composition of transcription factor (TF) binding sites and their pairs. CMA is closely interconnected with the TRANSFAC database. In particular, CMA uses the positional weight matrix (PWM) library collected in TRANSFAC and therefore provides the(More)
The accurate and thorough genome-wide detection of adenosine-to-inosine editing, a biologically indispensable process, has proven challenging. Here, we present a discovery pipeline in adult Drosophila, with 3,581 high-confidence editing sites identified with an estimated accuracy of 87%. The target genes and specific sites highlight global biological(More)
The analysis of the differential expression of genes has been the key goal of many molecular biology methods for decades and will remain with us for decades to come. It constitutes a fundamental resource at our disposal for determining the relationship between products of transcription, biology and disease. The completed genome sequencing of many common(More)
Functionality of the non-coding transcripts encoded by the human genome is the coveted goal of the modern genomics research. While commonly relied on the classical methods of forward genetics, integration of different genomics datasets in a global Systems Biology fashion presents a more productive avenue of achieving this very complex aim. Here we report(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) constitute a class of small noncoding RNAs that plays an important role in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Much evidence has demonstrated that miRNAs are involved in regulating the human and mouse pluripotency. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, miRNAs in the pluripotent stem cells of one of the most commonly used(More)
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