Non-coding RNAs: An Introduction.
Australia. In Adv Exp Med Biol, Dec 2015
Since then many new classes of regulatory non-coding RNAs, including endogenous small interfering RNAs (endo-siRNAs), PIWI-associated RNAs (piRNAs), and long non-coding RNAs, have been identified and we have made amazing progress in elucidating their expression, biogenesis, mechanisms and mode of action, and function in many, if not all, biological processes.
RNA-based regulation of transposon expression.
Mainz, Germany. In Wiley Interdiscip Rev Rna, Nov 2015
In the germline of animals, these tasks are often assumed by a second subclass of Argonaute proteins referred to as Piwi-like proteins, which bind a distinct class of small noncoding RNAs named piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs).