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Novel Function of PUF Proteins and Their Partners in Spermatogenesis and Spermatocyte-Derived Germline Tumors in Caenorhabditis elegans
(East Carolina University, 2022-04-27)
Conserved PUF (Pumilio and FBF) proteins repress the translation by binding to its target mRNA 3' untranslated region (3'UTR). C. elegans has 11 PUF proteins. Among them, we focused on two FBFs (FBF-1 and FBF-2) and PUF-8. ...
Genetic control of cell fate specification in Caenorhabditis elegans germline.
(East Carolina University, 2015)
The precise regulation of germ cell fates (sperm or oocyte) lies at the heart of reproduction and fertility. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans hermaphrodites produce a discrete number of sperm during larval development ...
PUF-8 and MPK-1: Genetic and Chemical Control of Spermatocyte Dedifferentiation in Caenorhabditis elegans
(East Carolina University, 2021-05-03)
Stem cells face a number of major fate decision during their development: the decision to self-renew or differentiate, and then whether to remain differentiated or dedifferentiate, as occurs in some oncogenesis. A regulatory ...
Genetic and hypoxic effects on germline tumor development in caenorhabditis elegans
(East Carolina University, 2013)
The process of differentiation of stem cells to committed, progenitor specific cell types is well studied but the reverse process of the dedifferentiation of these committed cells back to the undifferentiated state still ...