Yijun Meng


Affiliation: Zhejiang University
Country: China


  1. Shao C, Dong A, Ma X, Meng Y. Is Argonaute 1 the only effective slicer of small RNA-mediated regulation of gene expression in plants?. J Exp Bot. 2014;65:6293-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on the above results, the opinion was put forward that not only AGO1, but also AGO2, AGO5, AGO7, and AGO10 might be essential for the sRNA-mediated regulation of gene expression in plants. ..
  2. Yu D, Wan Y, Ito H, Ma X, Xie T, Wang T, et al. PmiRDiscVali: an integrated pipeline for plant microRNA discovery and validation. BMC Genomics. 2019;20:133 pubmed publisher
    ..Summarily, the integrated pipeline PmiRDiscVali, featured with degradome-seq data-based validation and vivid result presentation, should be useful for large-scale identification of plant miRNA candidates. ..
  3. Yu L, Guo R, Jiang Y, Ye X, Yang Z, Meng Y, et al. Identification of novel phasiRNAs loci on long non-coding RNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genomics. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..These results substantially expanded the gene regulation mechanisms of lncRNAs. ..
  4. Yu L, Meng Y, Shao C, Kahrizi D. Are ta-siRNAs only originated from the cleavage site of miRNA on its target RNAs and phased in 21-nt increments?. Gene. 2015;569:127-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on these results, we propose that the canonical biogenesis model of ta-siRNAs should be modified in order to recruit the previously unidentified ta-siRNA candidates. ..
  5. Meng Y, Shao C. Large-scale identification of mirtrons in Arabidopsis and rice. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31163 pubmed publisher
    ..The result indicates that the mirtrons could guide target cleavages to exert their regulatory roles post-transcriptionally, which needs further experimental validation. ..
  6. Meng Y, Chen D, Jin Y, Mao C, Wu P, Chen M. RNA editing of nuclear transcripts in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Genomics. 2010;11 Suppl 4:S12 pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge, the results provide the first global view of RNA editing in plant nuclear transcripts. ..
  7. Meng Y, Shao C, Wang H, Jin Y. Target mimics: an embedded layer of microRNA-involved gene regulatory networks in plants. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:197 pubmed publisher
    ..These results together suggest that target mimicry may be widely implicated in regulating miRNA activities in planta, and we hope this study could expand the current understanding of miRNA-involved regulatory networks. ..
  8. Qin J, Ma X, Tang Z, Meng Y. Construction of regulatory networks mediated by small RNAs responsive to abiotic stresses in rice (Oryza sativa). Comput Biol Chem. 2015;58:69-80 pubmed publisher
    ..It implies that these subnetworks are potentially implicated in stress signal crosstalk. Together, our results could advance the current understanding of the biological role of plant sRNAs in stress signaling. ..
  9. Qin J, Tang Z, Ma X, Meng Y. Investigating the regulatory roles of the microRNAs and the Argonaute 1-enriched small RNAs in plant metabolism. Gene. 2017;628:180-189 pubmed publisher
    ..Several functionally conserved subnetworks were identified between the two plant species. Our study provides a basis for studies on metabolism-related sRNAs in plants. ..

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  1. Yu D, Ma X, Zuo Z, Shao W, Wang H, Meng Y. Bioinformatics resources for deciphering the biogenesis and action pathways of plant small RNAs. Rice (N Y). 2017;10:38 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, we hope that by summarizing a list of the public resources, this work will facilitate the plant biologists to perform classification and functional characterization of the interesting sRNA species. ..