Main research interests
Our laboratory is interested in deciphering the mechanisms of action of regulatory non-coding RNAs in root growth and development. Our results support the notion that a variety of non-coding RNAs through their interaction with specific proteins (such as transcription factors, splicing or chromatin regulators) modulate the developmental adaptation of the root system to the environment
Selection of 3 major recent publications
Non coding transcription by alternative RNA polymerases dynamically regulates an auxin-driven chromatin loop. F. Ariel, T. Jegu, D. Latrasse, N. Romero-Barrios, A. Christ, M. Benhamed and M Crespi (2014) Molecular Cell 55(3):383-96
Long non-coding RNA modulate alternative splicing regulators in Arabidopsis. Bardou F, Ariel F, Simpson C, Romero-Barrios N, Laporte P, Balzergue S, Brown J and Crespi M (2014) Developmental Cell 30(2):166-76.
Splicing regulation by long noncoding RNAs. Romero-Barrios N, Legascue MF, Benhamed M, Ariel F, Crespi M. (2018) Nucleic Acids Res. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky095.
Institute of Plant Sciences Paris Saclay, IPS2
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