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Mob Genet Elements 2012 Sep 01;25:244-247. doi: 10.4161/mge.22644.
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Retrotransposons in animal regeneration: Overlooked components of the regenerative machinery?

Research on the involvement of retroelements in developmental processes has been gaining momentum recently; however, most of the studies published so far have been focused on embryonic development. This commentary presents two recent papers, which document significant changes in transcriptional activity of retroelements in two different model systems, salamander limb regeneration and regeneration of radial organs in the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima. We hypothesize that transcriptional activity of the retrotransposons can be specifically controlled by the host and may play some hitherto unrecognized role in regeneration.

PubMed ID: 23550104
PMC ID: PMC3575433
Article link: Mob Genet Elements
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Genes referenced: cct5 LOC100887844 LOC105436960 LOC587800 polr3a

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Djebali, Landscape of transcription in human cells. 2012, Pubmed