Ingested plant miRNAs regulate gene expression in animals

 

PUBLICATION
Cell Research

AUTHOR(S)
Hervé Vaucheret, Yves Chupeau

ABSTRACT
The incidence of genetic material or epigenetic information transferred from one organism to another is an important biological question. A recent study demonstrated that plant small RNAs acquired orally through food intake directly influence gene expression in animals after migration through the plasma and delivery to specific organs.

DATE
January 2012

RELATED TOPICS
GENE EXPRESSION

 

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