Developmental roles and molecular mechanisms of Asterix/GTSF1

Ipsaro, Jonathan J, Joshua-Tor, Leemor (February 2022) Developmental roles and molecular mechanisms of Asterix/GTSF1. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: RNA. e1716. ISSN 1757-7004

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/35108755
DOI: 10.1002/wrna.1716

Abstract

Maintenance of germline genomic integrity is critical for the survival of animal species. Consequently, many cellular and molecular processes have evolved to ensure genetic stability during the production of gametes. Here, we describe the discovery, characterization, and emerging molecular mechanisms of the protein Asterix/Gametocyte-specific factor 1 (GTSF1), an essential gametogenesis factor that is conserved from insects to humans. Beyond its broad importance for healthy germline development, Asterix/GTSF1 has more specific functions in the Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA)-RNA interference pathway. There, it contributes to the repression of otherwise deleterious transposons, helping to ensure faithful transmission of genetic information to the next generation. This article is categorized under: Regulatory RNAs/RNAi/Riboswitches > RNAi: Mechanisms of Action Regulatory RNAs/RNAi/Riboswitches > Regulatory RNAs RNA Interactions with Proteins and Other Molecules > RNA-Protein Complexes RNA Interactions with Proteins and Other Molecules > Protein-RNA Interactions: Functional Implications.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > piRNA
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > transposons
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Communities: CSHL labs > Joshua-Tor lab
SWORD Depositor: CSHL Elements
Depositing User: CSHL Elements
Date: 2 February 2022
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 16:55
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 16:55
URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/40514

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