One-shot analysis of translated mammalian lncrnas with aharibo

Luca Minati, Claudia Firrito, Alessia Del Piano, Alberto Peretti, Simone Sidoli, Daniele Peroni, Romina Belli, Francesco Gandolfi, Alessandro Romanel, Paola Bernabò, Jacopo Zasso, Alessandro Quattrone, Graziano Guella, Fabio Lauria, Gabriella Viero, Massimiliano Clamer

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A vast portion of the mammalian genome is transcribed as long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) acting in the cytoplasm with largely unknown functions. Surprisingly, lncRNAs have been shown to interact with ribosomes, encode peptides, or act as ribosome sponges. These functions still remain mostly undetected and understudied owing to the lack of efficient tools for genome-wide simultaneous identification of ribosome-associated and peptide-producing lncRNAs. Here we present AHARIBO, a method for the detection of lncRNAs either untranslated, but associated with ribosomes, or encoding small peptides. Using AHARIBO in mouse embryonic stem cells during neuronal differentiation, we isolated ribosome-protected RNA fragments, translated RNAs and corresponding de novo synthesized peptides. Besides identifying mRNAs under active translation and associated ribosomes, we found and distinguished lncRNAs acting as ribosome sponges or encoding micropeptides, laying the ground for a better functional understanding of hundreds lncRNAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere59303
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • LncRNA
  • Proteogenomics
  • Proteomics
  • RIBO-seq
  • RNA
  • Ribosome
  • Translation
  • Translatome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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