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Franck Vazquez   Dr.  President, CEO or Director 
MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
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Franck Vazquez published an article in March 2018.
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Article 1 Read 1 Citation Crosstalk between PTGS and TGS pathways in natural antiviral immunity and disease recovery Camilla Julie Kørner, Nicolas Pitzalis, Eduardo José Peña, M... Published: 01 March 2018
Nature Plants, doi: 10.1038/s41477-018-0117-x
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations J—A Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal to Accelerate Scientific Communication Franck Vazquez, Martyn Rittman Published: 24 February 2018
J, doi: 10.3390/j1010001
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations The 35-amino acid C2 protein of Cotton leaf curl Kokhran virus, Burewala, implicated in resistance breaking in cotton, r... Fazal Akbar, Zafar Iqbal, Rob W. Briddon, Franck Vazquez, Mu... Published: 21 May 2016
Virus Genes, doi: 10.1007/s11262-016-1357-3
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With one exception, all the begomoviruses characterized so far encode an ~134-amino acid (aa) (A)C2 protein. The exception is the “Burewala” strain of Cotton leaf curl Kokhran virus (CLCuKoV-Bu), associated with resistance breaking in cotton across Pakistan and northwestern India, that encodes a truncated 35-aa C2. The C2 protein encoded by begomoviruses performs multiple functions including suppression of post-transcriptional gene silencing (PTGS), modulating microRNA (miRNA) expression and may be a pathogenicity determinant. The study described here was designed to investigate whether the CLCuKoV-Bu 35-aa C2 retains the activities of the full-length C2 protein. The results showed the 35-aa C2 of CLCuKoV-Bu acts as a pathogenicity determinant, suppresses PTGS and upregulates miRNA expression when expressed from a Potato virus X vector in Nicotiana benthamiana. The symptoms induced by expression of full-length C2 were more severe than those induced by the 35-aa C2. The accumulation of most developmental miRNAs decreases with the full-length C2 protein and increases with the 35-aa peptide of CLCuKoV-Bu. The study also revealed that 35-aa peptide of CLCuKoV-Bu maintains suppressor of silencing activity at a level equal to that of full-length C2. The significance of the results with respect to virus fitness and resistance breaking is discussed.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Welcome to the New Journal Biomimetics Franck Vazquez Published: 25 February 2016
Biomimetics, doi: 10.3390/biomimetics1010001
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations The Non-Coding RNA Journal Club: Highlights on Recent Papers Manuela Ferracin, Sendurai Mani, John S. Mattick, R. Keith S... Published: 17 June 2015
Non-Coding RNA, doi: 10.3390/ncrna1010087
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The number of papers dealing with new modus operandi or new biological functions of non-coding RNAs published in recent years has indeed exploded. A simple search for ‘non-coding RNA’ in Pubmed on 10 June 2015 yielded 128,649 articles, half of which were published in the last 10 years [1]. Every researcher in this field knows that he has something to learn and can discover new ideas, new concepts or new tools from studies made in models others than the ones used in its lab. The Scientific board of Non-Coding RNA publishes here its first Journal Club and highlights, in about hundred words, a selection of the most interesting papers published recently. We hope we will tease your curiosity and encourage you to read full papers outside of your research area that you may not have read otherwise.
Article 1 Read 20 Citations Arabidopsis microRNA expression regulation in a wide range of abiotic stress responses Maria Barciszewska-Pacak, Katarzyna Knop, Dawid Bielewicz, F... Published: 04 June 2015
Frontiers in Plant Science, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00410
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Arabidopsis microRNA expression regulation was studied in a wide array of abiotic stresses such as drought, heat, salinity, copper excess/deficiency, cadmium excess and sulphur deficiency. A home-built RT-qPCR mirEX platform for the amplification of 289 Arabidopsis microRNA transcripts was used to study their response to abiotic stresses. Small RNA sequencing, Northern hybridization and TaqMan® microRNA assays were performed to study the abundance of mature microRNAs. A broad response on the level of primary miRNAs (pri-miRNAs) was observed. However, stress response at the level of mature microRNAs was rather confined. The data presented show that in most instances, the level of a particular mature miRNA could not be predicted based on the level of its pri-miRNA. This points to an essential role of posttranscriptional regulation of microRNA expression. New Arabidopsis microRNAs responsive to abiotic stresses were discovered. Four microRNAs: miR319a/b, miR319b.2, and miR400 have been found to be responsive to several abiotic stresses and thus can be regarded as general stress-responsive microRNA species.