Transactivator: A New Face of Arabidopsis AGO1 Academic Article uri icon


  • Argonaute (AGO) proteins execute RNA-induced transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene silencing. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Liu et al. (2018) uncover a nuclear function for Arabidopsis AGO1 in positively regulating gene expression. AGO1, guided by small RNAs, binds to chromatin to induce target gene transcription in response to environmental stimuli.

altmetric score

  • 6.2

author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo-González, C., & Zhang, X.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • February 2018