Quarato P, Singh M, Cornes E, Li B, Bourdon L, Mueller F, Didier C, Cecere G*. Germline inherited small RNAs clear untranslated maternal mRNAs in C. elegans embryosNature Communications 12, 1441 (2021). Free online text

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Singh M, Cornes E, Li B, Quarato P, Bourdon L, Dingli F, Loew D, Proccacia S, Cecere G*. Translation and codon usage regulate Argonaute slicer activity to trigger small RNA biogenesis. bioRxiv (2020). doi: Free online text

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Barucci G, Cornes E, Singh M, Li B, Ugolini M, Samolygo A, Didier C, Dingli F, Loew D, Quarato P, Cecere G*. Small-RNA-mediated transgenerational silencing of histone genes impairs fertility in piRNA mutants. Nature Cell Biology, 2020 22, 235–245. Free online text

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Serrat X, Kukhtar D, Cornes E, Esteve-Codina A, Benlloch H, Cecere G, Cerón J. CRISPR editing of sftb-1/SF3B1 in Caenorhabditis elegans allows the identification of synthetic interactions with cancer-related mutations and the chemical inhibition of splicing. PLoS Genetics. 2019 Oct 21;15(10).

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Cecere, G.* and Grishok, A. RNA Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (RNA-ChIP) in Caenorhabditis elegans. Bio-protocol 2014, 4(24): e1358. Abstract Pdf

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Cecere G., Hoersch S., O'Keeffe S., Sachidanandam R., Grishok A. Global effects of the CSR-1 RNA interference pathway on transcriptional landscape. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, 2014 Apr;21(4):358-65. Abstract Pdf

Comment in Gene expression: RNAi as a global transcriptional activator. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2014. 




Cecere G. and Grishok A. A nuclear perspective on RNAi pathways in metazoans. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Gene Regulatory Mechanisms, 2013 December 17. Review. Abstract Pdf

Cecere G., Hoersch S, Jensen M.B, Dixit S, Grishok A. The ZFP-1(AF10)/DOT-1 Complex Opposes H2B Ubiquitination to Reduce Pol II Transcription. Molecular Cell. 2013 June 27; 50(5): 894–907. Abstract Pdf


Avgousti D.C., Cecere G., Grishok A. The conserved PHD1-PHD2 domain of ZFP-1/AF10 is a discrete functional module essential for viability in C. elegans. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 2013 Mar;33(5):999-1015. Abstract Pdf




Cecere G., Zheng G.X.Y., Mansisidor A.R., Klymko K.E. and Grishok A. Promoters Recognized by Forkhead Proteins Exist for Individual 21U-RNAs. Molecular Cell. 2012 Sep 14; 47(5):734-45. Abstract Pdf

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Mansisidor A.R.*, Cecere G.*, Hoersch S., Jensen M.B., Kawli T., Kennedy L.M., Chavez V., Tan M., Lieb J.D. and Grishok A. A Conserved PHD Finger Protein and Endogenous RNAi Modulate Insulin Signaling in C. elegans. PLoS Genetics 7(9):2011. Abstract Pdf

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Cecere G.*, Cogoni C.*. Quelling targets the rDNA locus and functions in rDNA copy number control. BMC Microbiology, 2009 Feb 25;9(1):44. Abstract Pdf

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Nolan T.*, Cecere G.*, Mancone C., Alonzi T., Tripodi M., Catalanotto C., Cogoni C. The RNA-dependent RNA polymerase essential for post-transcriptional gene silencing in Neurospora crassa interacts with replication protein A. Nucleic Acids Research, 2008 Feb;36(2):532-8. Epub 2007 Nov 29. Abstract Pdf

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