Characterization of Armitage and Yb containing granules and their relationship to nuage in ovary-derived cultured silkworm cell

Anandrao Ashok Patil, Tsuneyuki Tatsuke, Hiroaki Mon, Jae Man Lee, Daisuke Morokuma, Masato Hino, Takahiro Kusakabe

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Abstract

PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a class of endogenous small non-coding RNAs, which are mostly 24–32 nucleotides in length and interact specifically with PIWI subfamily of argonaute proteins. Despite the significant research progress in germ line piRNA pathway, its role in somatic cell is not well known. In Drosophila ovarian somatic cell, maturation of primary piRNA and its loading onto Piwi occurs at perinuclear Yb body. The Armitage (Armi) and Yb proteins are the major components of Yb body and specially expressed in ovarian somatic cell. Based on the reports, here we studied the BmArmi and BmYb in Bombyx mori ovary-derived BmN4 cells expressing BmVasa. In this study, we show that BmArmi and BmYb co-localized with BmVasa at nuage. The helicase domains of BmArmi and BmYb are important for nuage localization. Moreover, RNAi of piRNA components reveal that BmArmi depend on BmAgo3 for nuage localization, and BmArmi and BmYb form cytoplasmic granules independently in the absence of BmVasa. Our results provide evidence that the BmArmi and BmYb coexist with BmVasa and play an important role in perinuclear nuage granules formation in ovary-derived BmN4 cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume490
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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