Nuclear Receptor Research


Nuclear Receptor SHP: A Critical Regulator of miRNA and lncRNA Expression and Function

Author(s): Yongfeng Song, Shan Lu, Jiajun Zhao, and Li Wang

Small heterodimer partner (SHP, NR0B2) is identified as a unique orphan nuclear receptor that acts as a transcriptional repressor. SHP plays a crucial role in the control of various physiological processes and in several diseases by regulating the expression of disease-specific genes. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), including long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs), are encoded of RNAs that are transcribed but not translated into proteins, which are involved in diverse developmental and cellular processes in eukaryotic organisms. Research during the past decade has identified factors participating in the regulation of ncRNAs biogenesis and function. In this review, we summarize recent findings demonstrating a critical role of SHP as a transcriptional regulator of ncRNAs expression and function