Hello I have little knowledge about lncRNAs, and a collague asked if I can help him associate his lncRNA candidate to a gene of interest (a suposed target) by using rnaseq data he has. So he has provided me with the expression of the transcripts for different samples.
Would checking on the expression variation across samples for each, the lncRNA and gene(target) be enough? Even if their expression pattern was the same, I believe this is not enough to associate them, or is it?
Any other suggestions on what I could do? What do people usually do to associate a lncRNA to a target?
Thank you very much.