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A new miRNA complex assembly partner – Intrinsically disordered but an important scaffold ($) (Plant Physiol)

Gene regulation through microRNAs (miRNA) starts in the nucleus with transcription and processing into mature miRNA duplexes. Loading of miRNA into ARGONAUTE1 (AGO1) and the assembly of the RNA-Induced Silencing Complex was thought to be exclusively a cytoplasmic process, but new research reports…

HY5 Activates Rather Than Represses its Direct Targets, Including its Negative Regulator SPA1

Burko et al. carry out detailed phenotypic and molecular analyses of constitutive activator and repressor HY5 fusion proteins to identify its direct targets. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00772 Background: Plants are highly responsive to environmental factors, and differences in light,…