Using a cDNA microarray, we monitored global gene expression profiles in silkworm BmN4-SID1 cells after the knockdown of BmAGO1 and BmAGO2 genes. Interestingly, there was a significant overlap between the target genes up-regulated by BmAgo1 (292 out of 481) and BmAgo2 (292 out of 361). Of these, the Replicase gene of macula-like virus (BmMLV) was highly induced in both of BmAgo1- and BmAgo2-depleted cells. RT-PCR analysis confirmed that the knockdown of silkworm RNAi pathway-related genes increased the expression of the Replicase gene. These data strongly suggested that the RNAi pathway negatively regulated BmMLV proliferation in silkworm BmN4 cells.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Insect Science
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering