Characterization of piRNAs across postnatal development in mouse brain

Yanal Ghosheh, Loqmane Seridi, Taewoo Ryu, Hazuki Takahashi, Valerio Orlando, Piero Carninci, Timothy Ravasi

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PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are responsible for maintaining the genome stability by silencing retrotransposons in germline tissues- where piRNAs were first discovered and thought to be restricted. Recently, novel functions were reported for piRNAs in germline and somatic cells. Using deep sequencing of small RNAs and CAGE of postnatal development of mouse brain, we identified piRNAs only in adult mouse brain. These piRNAs have similar sequence length as those of MILI-bound piRNAs. In addition, we predicted novel candidate regulators and putative targets of adult brain piRNAs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25039
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2016
Externally publishedYes

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