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Dev Cell. 2009 May;16(5):627-8. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2009.05.004.

PIWI goes solo in the soma.

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Department of Biochemistry, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.

Abstract

The recently discovered piRNA pathway serves to protect the genome from transposon activity in the germline. Now Li et al. and Malone et al. in a recent issue of Cell show that the piRNAs are made by more than one means and that their defensive function extends into the germline's circumjacent soma.

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19460338
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PMC2925128
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10.1016/j.devcel.2009.05.004
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