Maria Elisa Sabatini

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An intron-spliced hairpin RNA approach was used for the targeted silencing of the MtTdp1α gene encoding the αisoform of tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1 in Medicago truncatula Gaertn. Tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1, involved in the repair of DNA topoisomerase I-mediated DNA damage, has been poorly investigated in plants. RNA-Seq analysis, carried out in the(More)
Tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1 (Tdp1) is involved in DNA repair pathways as it mends the topoisomerase I-DNA covalent complexes. In plants, a small Tdp1 gene family, composed by Tdp1α and Tdp1β genes, was identified, but the roles of these genes in abiotic stress responses are not fully understood. To investigate their specific stress response patterns,(More)
The role of plant tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1α in genome stability is studied using a Medicago truncatula MtTdp1α-depleted line. Lack of MtTdp1α results in a 39% reduction of methylated cytosines as compared to control. RNA-Seq analyses revealed that 11 DNA transposons and 22 retrotransposons were differentially expressed in the Tdp1α-2a line. Among(More)
Animals and plants show different levels of radio-sensitivity, with safe dose values in the 0.001-1 and 1-100 Gy range, respectively. The increased radio-tolerance observed in plant cells might represent a valuable tool to investigate the events underlying the low dose (LD) response in the highly radio-sensitive animal cells. The use of radio-resistant(More)
The link between the MtTdp1α (tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase) gene, involved in the repair of DNA topoisomerase I mediated DNA damage, and the plant defense response has been investigated in MtTdp1α-depleted Medicago truncatula transgenic lines obtained by intron-spliced hairpin RNA approach, compared to the control line (CTRL, empty vector). Reduction of(More)
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