microRNA biogenesis, degradation and activity in plants

  title={microRNA biogenesis, degradation and activity in plants},
  author={Meng Xie and Shuxin Zhang and Bin Yu},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
microRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of gene expression. After excised from primary miRNA transcript by dicer-like1 (DCL1, an RNAse III enzyme), miRNAs bind and guide their effector protein named argonaute 1 (AGO1) to silence the expression of target RNAs containing their complementary sequences in plants. miRNA levels and activities are tightly controlled to ensure their functions in various biological processes such as development, metabolism and responses to abiotic and biotic… CONTINUE READING