Browsing by Subject "Transposable elements"
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Publisher and Date:(Company of Biologists Ltd, 2015)RNA metabolism controls multiple biological processes and a specific class of small RNAs called piRNAs act as genome guardians by silencing the expression of transposons and repetitive sequences in the gonads. Defects in the piRNA pathway affect genome integrity and fertility. The possible implications in physiopathological mechanisms of human diseases have made the piRNA pathway the object of intense investigation and recent work suggests that there is a role for this pathway in somatic processes ...