What is it about?

Pterygium is a common ocular surface disease with abnormal fibroblast function. We show how we functionally screen for important lincRNA that affects pterygial fibroblasts.

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Why is it important?

Three lincRNA may influence pterygium progression and may be targeted in the future.

Perspectives

There is currently no effective treatment for pterygium apart from surgical excision.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Linc‐9432 is a novel pterygium linc RNA which regulates differentiation of fibroblasts, FEBS Letters, March 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/1873-3468.13027.
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