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


  • Argonaute (AGO) proteins execute RNA-induced transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene silencing. Inthis issue of Developmental Cell, Liu etal. (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.

published proceedings

  • Dev Cell

author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo-Gonzlez, C., & Zhang, X.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM