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Series GSE37432 Query DataSets for GSE37432
Status Public on Jun 18, 2012
Title Function, targets and evolution of Caenorhabditis elegans piRNAs (mRNA)
Organism Caenorhabditis elegans
Experiment type Expression profiling by array
Summary piRNAs are required to maintain germline integrity and fertility but their mechanism of action is poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that C. elegans piRNAs silence transcripts in trans through imperfectly complementary sites. We find that target silencing is independent of Piwi endonuclease activity or “slicing”. Instead, we show that piRNAs initiate a localized secondary endogenous small interfering RNA (endo-siRNA) response. Endogenous protein-coding gene, pseudogene and transposon transcripts exhibit Piwi-dependent endo-siRNAs at sites complementary to piRNAs and are derepressed in Piwi mutants. Genomic loci of piRNA biogenesis are depleted of protein-coding genes but not pseudogenes or transposons. Our data suggest that nematode piRNA clusters are evolving to generate piRNAs against active mobile elements. Thus, piRNAs provide heritable, sequence-specific triggers for RNAi in C. elegans.
Overall design Affymetrix mRNA expression data from wild-type and two independent prg-1;prg-2 double mutant C. elegans strains (mRNA)
Contributor(s) Bagijn MP, Goldstein LD, Sapetschnig A, Weick E, Bouasker S, Lehrbach NJ, Simard MJ, Miska EA
Citation(s) 22700655, 22738725
Submission date Apr 19, 2012
Last update date Feb 15, 2024
Contact name Leonard Goldstein
Organization name Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Street address 384 Victoria St
City Darlinghurst
ZIP/Postal code 2010
Country Australia
Platforms (1)
GPL200 [Celegans] Affymetrix C. elegans Genome Array
Samples (9)
GSM919250 N2 rep1
GSM919251 N2 rep2
GSM919252 N2 rep3
This SubSeries is part of SuperSeries:
GSE37433 Function, targets and evolution of Caenorhabditis elegans piRNAs
BioProject PRJNA160201

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