These small RNAs are involved in numerous cellular processes including development, differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, and stress responses. We currently employ a combination of genetic, biochemical, cell biological, and genomic approaches to identify and characterize components involved in small RNA metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.
The Chloroplast Triggers Developmental Reprogramming When MUTS HOMOLOG1 Is Suppressed in Plants, Ying-Zhi Xu, Roberto de la Rosa Santamaria, Kamaldeep S. Virdi, Maria P. Arrieta-Montiel, Fareha Razvi, Shaoqing Li, Guodong Ren, Bin Yu, Danny Alexander, Lining Guo, Xuehui Feng, Ismail M. Dweikat, Tom E. Clemente, and Sally Ann MacKenzie
siRNAs compete with miRNAs for methylation by HEN1 in Arabidopsis, Bin Yu, Liu Bi, Jixian Zhai, Manu Agarwal, Shengben Li, Qingfa Wu, Shou-Wei Ding, Blake C. Meyers, Hervé Vaucheret, and Xuemei Chen
siRNAs compete with miRNAs for methylation by HEN1 in Arabidopsis (Supplementary Material), Bin Yu, Liu Bi, Jixian Zhai, Manu Agarwal, Shengben Li, Qingfa Wu, Shou-Wei Ding, Blake C. Meyers, Hervé Vaucheret, and Xuemei Chen
The FHA domain proteins DAWDLE in Arabidopsis and SNIP1 in humans act in small RNA biogenesis, Bin Yu, Binglian Zheng, Lijuan Ji, David Chevalier, Manu Agarwal, Vanitharani Ramachandran, Wanxiang Li, Thierry Lagrange, John C. Walker, and Xuemei Chen
HEN1 recognizes 21–24 nt small RNA duplexes and deposits a methyl group onto the 2' OH of the 3' terminal nucleotide, Zhiyong Yang, Yon W. Ebright, Bin Yu, and Xuemei Chen
The pgp1 Mutant Locus of Arabidopsis Encodes a Phosphatidylglycerolphosphate Synthase with Impaired Activity, Changcheng Xu, Heiko Härtel, Hajime Wada, Miki Hagio, Bin Yu, Chris Eakin, and Christoph Benning
Arabidopsis disrupted in SQD2 encoding sulfolipid synthase is impaired in phosphate-limited growth, Bin Yu, Changcheng Xu, and Christoph Benning