Oct 30, 2015

KH domain protein RCF3 is a tissue-biased regulator of the plant miRNA biogenesis cofactor HYL1

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Patricia KarlssonPablo Andrés Manavella

Abstract

The biogenesis of microRNAs (miRNAs), which regulate mRNA abundance through posttranscriptional silencing, comprises multiple well-orchestrated processing steps. We have identified the Arabidopsis thaliana K homology (KH) domain protein REGULATOR OF CBF GENE EXPRESSION 3 (RCF3) as a cofactor affecting miRNA biogenesis in specific plant tissues. MiRNA and miRNA-target levels were reduced in apex-enriched samples of rcf3 mutants, but not in other tissues. Mechanistically, RCF3 affects miRNA biogenesis through nuclear interactions with the phosphatases C-TERMINAL DOMAIN PHOSPHATASE-LIKE1 and 2 (CPL1 and CPL2). These interactions are essential to regulate the phosphorylation status, and thus the activity, of the double-stranded RNA binding protein and DICER-LIKE1 (DCL1) cofactor HYPONASTIC LEAVES1 (HYL1).

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CPL2 protein, Arabidopsis
Phosphoric Monoester Hydrolases
Carboxy-Terminal Amino Acid
Protein Phosphorylation
RNA, Small Temporal
Double-Stranded RNA-Binding Proteins
Mutant Proteins
KH Domain
HYL1 protein, Arabidopsis
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction

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