COL1A2-AS1:COL1A2 antisense RNA 1
LncRNA8975-1(TCONS_00013888 in UCSC hg38; also named NONHSAT122029 in NONCODEv4) is an lncRNA located upstream of the COL1A2 gene on chromosome 7(UCSC hg38, chr7:94278999-94392179, ChIPBase named it lncRNA8975-1). In addition, lncRNA8975-1 is a transcript of 352 nucleotides and comprises 5 exons(NONHSAT122029 in NONCODEv4) based on bioinformatics analyses. LncRNA8975-1 contains no overlapping sequence with the transcripts from its neighbouring gene COL1A2 and is a natural antisense lncRNA. 
Dysregulation of lncRNA8975-1 can affect collagen and α-SMA expression in fibroblasts. Further more, knockdown of lncRNA8975-1 significantly increases cell proliferation, whereas overexpression of lncRNA8975-1 inhibits HSF(hypertrophic scar fibroblasts) cell proliferation.
The expression of lncRNA8975-1 is significantly overexpressed in hypertrophic scar tissues compared to normal skin tissues. Furthermore, lncRNA8975-1 expression in hypertrophic scar fibroblasts (HSF) is higher than in normal skin fibroblasts (NSF). 
Labs working on this lncRNA
- State key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Plastic&Cosmetic Surgery, Maternal and Child Health Medical Institute, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.
- Li J, Chen L, Cao C, Yan H, Zhou B, Gao Y, Li Q, Li J. The Long Non-Coding RNA LncRNA8975-1 is Upregulated in Hypertrophic Scar Fibroblasts and Controls Collagen Expression. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;40(1-2):326-334.