Plant RNA Research Laboratory
Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University
Yukako CHIBA
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Control of gene expression is exerted by multiple steps such as transcription, RNA processing and export, mRNA stability, translation and post-translational events. Recent discovery of small RNAs has enhanced the impact of post-transcriptional regulation, in particular alterations of mRNA stability on gene regulations. Control of mRNA turnover is thought to be suitable for quick response to environmental changes. The goal of our projects is to demonstrate the importance of mRNA turnover control in the regulating gene expression in response to several stress conditions in plants.
Our lab is located in the "Creative Research Initiative Sousei" building in Hokkaido University since 2008.