Yin and Yang in RNA silencing
Yin and Yang refer to dualities in Chinese philosophy: they describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent on each other. They mean the paradox of simultaneous unity and duality that should be balanced to keep the thing on the right track.
While studying RNA silencing for years, we have found that Yin and Yang scenarios are widely presented in the regulation of microRNA biogenesis and gene expression. Xiuren Zhang (Texas A&M University) will use the interplay among SWI2/SNF2 complexes, microprocessor, and histone methyl-transferase to illustrate this ancient philosophy in biology.
Tuesday, October 16th | 10:00 AM
Xiuren is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University.