Argonautes team up to silence transposable elements in Arabidopsis

Underwood, C. J., Martienssen, R. A. (January 2015) Argonautes team up to silence transposable elements in Arabidopsis. Embo Journal, 34 (5). pp. 579-580. ISSN 0261-4189

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25630704
DOI: 10.15252/embj.201590971

Abstract

The de novo silencing of transposable elements in plants and animals is mediated in part by RNA‐directed chromatin modification. In flowering plants, AGO4 has been seen as the key argonaute protein in the RNA‐directed DNA methylation pathway that links the plant‐specific RNA polymerase V with the de novo DNA methyltransferase DRM2 (Zhong et al, 2014). Two recent papers in The EMBO Journal strongly implicate a role for the AGO6 protein in the process of de novo silencing.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > argonaute proteins
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > DNA expression > transposable elements
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
Watson School > Publications
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 28 January 2015
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 20:01
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 20:21
PMCID: PMC4365028
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/31186

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