The Long Non-coding RNA Called A-ROD Functions as a Lasso to Recruit Proteins to the DKK1 Gene (image) Aarhus University Share Print E-Mail Caption The authors show that the long non-coding RNA called A-ROD (Activating Regulator Of DKK1 expression) is only functional the moment it is released from chromatin into the nucleoplasm. At this transient phase, it can bring transcription factors -- proteins controlling the synthesis of other genes -- to specific sites in DNA to enhance gene expression. After its complete release from chromatin, A-ROD is no longer active as an enhancing long non-coding RNA. Credit Evgenia Ntini Usage Restrictions Image may be used only to illustrate the research described in the accompanying release. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.