Reviewing Editor; McGill University, Canada, Senior Editor; Columbia University, United States, (via ORCID - An ORCID is a persistent digital identifier for researchers), University of California, San Francisco, United States, Open annotations. 7) Discussion section. Although the underlying sequence of the tail can be varied, a minimal tail length is required for NHEJ. Several aspects of the Ddx6 KO phenotype, including the cell morphology changes and growth defects, resemble the phenotype of Dgcr8 KO cells (Wang et al., 2007). Reads were mapped with STAR version 2.5.3a (Dobin et al., 2013) to the mm10/Gencode M14 genome with the following settings: --outFilterMultimapNmax 1 --outFilterMismatchNoverReadLmax 0.05 --seedSearchStartLmax 25 --winAnchorMultimapNmax 100. Cells were incubated with primary antibody for 1 hr at room temperature (Dcp1 abcam (ab47811) antibody 1:800 or DDX6 A300-460A) antibody 1:250). Later in 1987, the same group found that a mutation in lin-4 had an opposite phenotype to a mutation in another gene, … Therefore, we next asked whether Ddx6 KO cells have similar downstream molecular consequences as Dgcr8 KO cells. APPRIS data were downloaded on 10/30/2017. However, in other studies, it has been suggested that miRNAs primarily inhibit translation. b. increase the transcription rate for a particular gene. Nascent transcriptional changes between Ddx6 KO and Dgcr8 KO measured by 4sU-Seq are also well correlated (Figure 5—figure supplement 1A) showing that the correlation in mRNA changes is due to transcriptional changes, likely secondary to the direct effects of Ddx6 and Dgcr8 loss on the translation of transcriptional regulators. In the interests of transparency, eLife includes the editorial decision letter and accompanying author responses. Can some statistical significance be provided for this data? Alternatively, some RNA-binding proteins may sense slowly translating transcripts and accelerate their degradation as recently described for DHH1 (Radhakrishnan et al., 2016). Although not directly measured, protein levels of miRNA targets are likely higher in Dgcr8 KO cells than in Ddx6 KO cells as the former leads to both mRNA stabilization and translational derepression of miRNA targets, while the later only influences translation (Figure 5D). With some targets, an increase in the rate of mRNA degradation by the normal decay pathway contributes to the decrease in protein expression. RFP/GFP ratios were standardized between days to accounts for differences in laser power. The transfection of miR-34c mimics in H9c2 showed a statistically significant decrease of Sipa1 mRNA, as the transfection of miR-34c hairpin inhibitor (HI) showed a statistically significant increase of Sipa1 mRNA ( Figure 5C ). However, these same targets showed little change in mRNA stability in the Ddx6 KO cells (Figure 4B). In contrast to the yeast homolog, transcripts stabilized upon DDX6 loss did not correlate with low stAI values (Figure 4—figure supplement 1D). The resulting cells looked phenotypically and molecularly similar to cells deficient for all miRNAs. The target sites are almost invariably in the 3'-untranslated region of the messenger RNA (mRNA), often in multiple copies. Also, what would be the possible complications of the interpretation of their own TE data? Control of RNA Stability. Further, this interaction is important for the translational repression of both CNOT1 tethered reporters and miRNA reporters. This binding information directly links miRNA target recognition (AGO-mRNA binding) to translational repression through DDX6, via CNOT1-CNOT9-TNRC6 binding and is consistent with our findings. In ESCs, the embryonic stem-cell-enriched cell cycle (ESCC) family of miRNAs represent a predominant fraction of all miRNAs in ESCs (Greve et al., 2013; Houbaviy et al., 2003; Marson et al., 2008). (A–D) mRNA stability or translation level changes of ESCC miRNA targets versus all mRNAs. Error bars represent 95% confidence interval. Strikingly, while there was little correlation in changes in mRNA stability, changes in both mRNA and translation levels were well correlated (Figure 5). Therefore, we considered the possibility that codon optimality is a driving force in the wide range of mRNA stabilities. However, within self-renewing ESCs there was a wide range of mRNA stabilities. Inhibiting eukaryotic transcription: Which compound to choose? Before the mRNA leaves the nucleus, it is given two protective “caps” that prevent the end of the strand from degrading during its journey. MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs that serve to limit the translation of specific mRNAs, often but not always observed in conjunction with mRNA transcript degradation. (B) Comparison between translation level changes in Dgcr8 KO versus Ddx6 KO cells. Ddx6 KO lines were generated using the protocol from (Ran et al., 2013). MicroRNAs silence gene expression by repressing protein expression and/or by promoting mRNA decay. Therefore, we chose to focus on the consequence of DGCR8 loss and DDX6 loss on these targets. These conditions are associated with a heterogeneous population of cells (Ivanova et al., 2006). n = 3 for each genotype. Images taken at 20X. Here, we studied these mechanisms in embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Yet, both knockout lines lead to similar morphology and proliferation defects as well as similar downstream molecular changes. (E) MA plot of translational efficiency (TE) changes during the ESC to EpiLC transition. (F) The number of significant increases or decreases in transcription, mRNA levels, mRNA stability, and translational efficiency during the ESC to EpiLC transition. RNA-Seq from the monosome, low polysome (2–4 ribosomes), and high polysome (4 + ribosomes were collected) fractions was mapped as above. Instead, the loss of DDX6 led to upregulated translation of microRNA targets, without concurrent changes in mRNA stability. Upstream open-reading frames were defined as the number of ATG sequences in the 5’ UTR. The translation rates measured are relative translation rates normalized for mRNA levels. We have updated that sentence to include the new data and it now reads “Nascent transcriptional changes between Ddx6 KO and Dgcr8 KO measured by 4sU-Seq are also well correlated (Figure 5—figure supplement 1A) showing that the correlation in mRNA changes is due to transcriptional changes, likely secondary to the direct effects of Ddx6 and Dgcr8 loss on the translation of transcriptional regulators.”, We apologize for this oversight. (A) Flow cytometry of the transition from naive embryonic stem cells (ESCs) (miR-302 GFP-, miR-290 mCherry+) to primed epiblast-like cells (EpiLCs) (miR-302 GFP+, miR-290 mCherry+). To validate the impact of 3’ UTRs on mRNA stability, we used a dual reporter system that contains a control GFP for normalization and a RFP with a cloned endogenous 3’ UTR from 12 representative genes (Figure 2D) (Chaudhury et al., 2014). For each gene, the APPRIS principle isoform was used to calculate codon usage frequency. To complement Figure 2F showing the positive correlation between mRNA stability and translation level as measured by polysome profiling, we have made a similar scatter plot with translation efficiency as measured by the ribosome profiling data. Therefore, DDX6 likely interacts with additional unknown factors to inhibit translation initiation. MicroRNAs are small (approx. Therefore, like mRNA stability, there are few changes in translational efficiency in early ESC differentiation. One process that is intimately linked to mRNA stability is translation (Roy and Jacobson, 2013). With some targets, an increase in the rate of mRNA degradation by the normal decay pathway contributes to the decrease in protein expression. We measure translation as the ratio of polysome reads to monosome reads, which normalizes for any changes in mRNA levels. In DDX6-depleted cells, repression of a miRNA reporter cannot be rescued by DDX6 mutants that cannot bind to CNOT1 (Chen et al., 2014; Kuzuoğlu-Öztürk et al., 2016; Mathys et al., 2014; Rouya et al., 2014). "To avoid confusion…", the authors use the term "translational levels" here to distinguish it from the translational efficiency metric measured by ribosome profiling. In this study, we sought to uncover how mRNA stability and translation are regulated within the ESC state and during differentiation. To validate these findings, a subset of genes spanning a range of stabilities were measured using an alternative method where transcription was blocked with actinomycin D and mRNA levels followed over a time course by RT-qPCR (Figure 1—figure supplement 1B and C). This list was filtered for genes that are targeted by the miR-291–3 p/294–3 p/295–3 p/302–3 p family yielding 765 target genes. Alternatively, recent results suggest that translation initiation rates can also be repressed by a competition between assembly of the translation initiation complex and a P-body mRNP, suggesting a model wherein cytoplasmic mRNAs are in equilibrium between translation complexes and P-body mRNPs, with the status of any individual mRNA being the summation and competition of interactions …  |  The accession number for the sequencing data reported in this paper is GEO: GSE112767. For example, between the 25th and 75th percentile of mRNA stability, there was a 3.2-fold difference in stability and between the top and bottom 1% of mRNA stability there was over a 64-fold difference (Figure 2A). Thus, the shifted reporter mRNA signals found during gradient sedimentation might represent partially degraded mRNAs, which dissociates with the translational machinery. To study the effects of miR-124 on translation of targeted mRNAs, we estimated the change in the translation rates between miR-124-transfected and mock-transfected cells (Tr) for each mRNA as: (1) where multiplying O, the fraction of the mRNA that is ribosome-bound (ribosome occupancy), by D, the average number of ribosomes per 100 nts for bound mRNAs (ribosome … To resolve this question, it is important to genetically separate the two functions. A number of mechanisms have been proposed. Epub 2020 Aug 18. Until recently, it was believed this mechanism operated almost exclusively at a step in translation. Whether they primarily impact translation or mRNA degradation has been intensely debated (Iwakawa and Tomari, 2015; Jonas and Izaurralde, 2015). Unfortunately, tRNA abundance data does not exist for ESCs making it impossible to definitively assign codons/tRNA as rare or not in ESCs. DDX6 localized to discrete punctate in the wild-type cells consistent with P-body localization, as previously reported (Figure 3E) (Ernoult-Lange et al., 2012; Hubstenberger et al., 2017; Minshall et al., 2009; Presnyak and Coller, 2013). This finding contrasts Lemischka and colleagues’ conclusion that post-transcriptional changes underlie many changes in protein levels during ESC differentiation (Lu et al., 2009). However, recent studies have questioned these suppositions. We have revisited these papers and have expanded our discussion to better discuss the previous literature regarding the role of DDX6 in the translational repression of miRNA reporters and the interaction of DDX6 with the CCR4-NOT complex. Translation initiation and elongation can also influence mRNA stability (Huch and Nissan, 2014). Metazoan miRNAs were previously thought to down-regulate protein expression by inhibiting target mRNA translation at some stage after the translation initiation step, without much effect on mRNA abundance. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenously encoded small noncoding RNAs, derived by processing of short RNA hairpins, that can inhibit the translation of mRNAs bearing partially complementary target sequences. For example, in the early zebrafish embryo, ribosome profiling and RNA-Seq show that miRNAs induce translational repression without mRNA destabilization (Bazzini et al., 2012). How to evaluate its activity? We thank the reviewers for these suggestions. Gradients were collected on a gradient station (Biocomp). In contrast to the stability data, the loss of DDX6 had a similar impact as the loss of DGCR8 on the translation levels of ESCC targets (Figure 4D). It is concluded, "The correlation in mRNA changes is likely due to transcriptional secondary effects…." Additionally, the authors find that during ESC differentiation transcriptional changes drive gene expression changes, which contrasts with conclusions from previous studies performed in Lemischa's lab. Small, inhibitory RNA molecules called microRNAs cause large decreases in target protein levels through a post-transcriptional mechanism. Clones were genotyped with the following primers (Fwd: CATTGCCCAGATTGAAGACA and Rvs: TCCTGACTGGCCTGAAACTT) and verified by western blot. Dgcr8 KO leads to the loss of both translational repression and mRNA destabilization of miRNA targets, while Ddx6 KO only leads to the loss of translational repression of miRNA targets. As expected, ESCC miRNA targets as a group were significantly less stable than all genes (p<2.22*10−16, Mann-Whitney test) (Figure 2—figure supplement 1A). (E) RNA stability of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) compared to protein-coding RNAs. To help explain their role in gene regulation, a number of mathematical and computational studies have demonstrated the potential canalizing effects of microRNAs. These proteins have been implicated in both translational repression and mRNA destabilization, suggesting that they may link these two processes (Coller and Parker, 2005; Presnyak and Coller, 2013). In order to generate EpiLCs, 400,000 ESCs were plated in a 15 cm plate; 24 hr later LIF/2i media was removed, cells were washed with PBS, and EpiLCs were collected ~56 hr later (Krishnakumar et al., 2016). Two different knockout clones were picked and used for all subsequent analysis. Indeed, fold changes in total mRNA levels correlated extremely well with fold changes in 4sU-labeled nascent transcripts (Spearman’s rho 0.88; p<2.22*10−16) (Figure 1D). microRNAs (miRNAs) are ∼21 nucleotide (nt) small RNAs that impact numerous biological processes in diverse eukaryotes. Genes were cloned into the pBUTR (piggyBac-based 3′ UnTranslated Region reporter) using gateway cloning as outlined in Chaudhury et al. Reads were counted with featureCounts version 1.5.3 (Liao et al., 2014) using the Gencode M14 annotation with rRNA annotations removed with the following settings: -s. Differential expression was carried out with limma version 3.32.10 (Ritchie et al., 2015) and R version 3.4.2. To revisit this question, we turned to a reporter system and an optimized differentiation protocol that enables the homogenous differentiation of naive ESCs to formative epiblast like cells (EpiLC), which is representative of the transition from the pre- to post-implantation epiblast in vivo (Chen et al., 2018; Krishnakumar et al., 2016; Parchem et al., 2014) (Figure 1A). To analyze differences in codon usage between stable and unstable genes, codon usage frequency was calculated for genes in the top 20% (stable) and bottom 20% (unstable) in terms of wild-type mRNA stability. Interestingly, analysis of the 4sU-Seq data showed that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) were significantly less stable than protein coding genes (p<2.22*10−16, Mann-Whitney test) (Figure 2E). Additionally, mutations in the FDF-binding domain of DDX6 prevents interaction with 4E-T and decapping proteins and prevents translational repression of a reporter (Kuzuoğlu-Öztürk et al., 2016). MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding RNA molecules, which bind to the 3’UTR of target mRNA and regulate gene expression by suppressing their translation (Kloosterman and Plasterk, 2006). 22nt) noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression by either degrading messenger-RNA (mRNA) that has already been transcribed or by repressing the translation of mRNA. NIH Additionally, the Spearman correlation was calculated between each feature and mRNA stability. Three nucleotide periodicity of ribosome profiling reads was checked using RiboTaper (Calviello et al., 2016). However, how the ATPase domain contributes to translational repression is not known. The export of mRNA from nucleus to cytoplasm requires the conserved and essential transcription and export (TREX) complex (THO–UAP56/DDX39B–ALYREF). While both ribosome profiling and polysome profiling measure global levels of translation, polysome profiling can be a more sensitive measure of translational regulation (Heyer and Moore, 2016). Flow cytometry analysis of cells expressing the reporter showed that the RFP/GFP ratio correlated well with the mRNA stability of the matching endogenous genes as measured by 4sU-Seq (Figure 2D). (D) Correlation between changes in nascent transcription (4sU-labeled mRNA) and changes in mRNA levels during the ESC to EpiLC transition. The paper would be strengthened by additional work and better explanation some of the data as follows: 1) The authors frequently note that lower mRNA stability is related to the lower translation efficiency. Therefore, we can independently quantify changes in translation level versus changes in mRNA stability. Our results suggest that cohesin mutations could progress oncogenesis by enhancing Wnt signaling, and that targeting the Wnt pathway may represent a novel therapeutic strategy for cohesin-mutant cancers. In addition, miRNAs generally induce a smaller degree of repression (around two to three times) compared with site-specific RNAi-based cleavage. In that work, differentiation was induced by expressing a shRNA to Nanog in ESCs grown in LIF. Further comparing changes in median codon frequency in stable versus unstable transcripts in wild-type cells with changes in median codon frequency in stabilized versus unstabilized transcripts in Ddx6 KO cells showed no correlation (Figure 4—figure supplement 1C). For KO versus wild-type analysis, a linear model was used for each condition in limma and significant changes in translation are based on the interaction term. We generated Ddx6 KO ESCs to determine whether DDX6 links translation to mRNA stability. These data show that the loss of DDX6 can separate the two canonical functions of microRNAs: translational repression and transcript destabilization. We apologize for this oversight. The p value was calculated with Mann-Whitney test. A guide RNA (CATGTGGTGATCGCTACCCC) was cloned into PX458, transfected into ESCs using Fugene 6, and then GFP-positive cells were sorted at clonal density. This study measured mRNA abundance (using DNA microarrays) and translation rate for more than 8,000 genes. Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is the predominant pathway that repairs DNA double-strand breaks in vertebrates. It was recently shown that DDX6 interacts with 4E-T, which competes with eIF4G for binding to the translation initiation factor eIF4E and leads to translational repression (Kamenska et al., 2016; Ozgur et al., 2015). The difference may be explained by the different approaches used and the fact that Lemischka and colleagues focused their analysis on nuclear protein changes. Ribosome profiling libraries were generated using the TruSeq Ribosome Profiling kit (Illumina) and sequenced with single-end 50 bp reads. Tabatabaeian H, Rao A, Ramos A, Chu T, Sudol M, Lim YP. However, in our data, the loss of the mammalian homolog of DHH1, DDX6, did not appear to link low levels of translation with low mRNA stability. We generated isogenic MCF10A cell lines with deletion mutations of genes encoding cohesin subunits SMC3, RAD21, and STAG2 and screened for synthetic lethality with 3009 FDA-approved compounds. 80 ug of RNA was biotinylated according to the following protocol Rädle et al. We next compared the polysome profiling data to the mRNA stability data. Furthermore, these data show miRNA-induced translational repression alone can recapitulate many of the downstream consequences of miRNAs. (A) The distribution of mRNA stabilities in ESCs. RNA was isolated using RNeasy Micro kits (Qiagen). For each gene, the APPRIS principle isoform was used to calculate log10 (3’ UTR length). mRNA degradation occurs through miRNA-guided transcript cleavage in plants and deadenylation followed by mRNA decay in animals (Fabian et al., 2010). In contrast, the loss of DDX6 only affects the translation of these miRNA targets (Figure 5D). We calculated stAI values for mouse and asked if they could predict changes in transcript stability associated with DDX6 loss.  |  Next, we defined a set of codons as suboptimal based on their enrichment in unstable genes in wild-type ESCs and asked whether they are enriched among genes that are stabilized in Ddx6 KO cells (Figure 2—figure supplement 1E). Last year, a three-way collaboration between three groups at Stanford, led by Pat Brown, set out to measure just how much effect miRNAs have on protein translation, and how much on mRNA levels. As expected, protein coding genes had a much higher translation level compared to lncRNAs (p<2.22*10−16, Mann-Whitney test) (Figure 2—figure supplement 1C). It is not fully understood how DDX6 directly represses translation of miRNA targets or if it recruits additional effector molecules. It has been argued that mRNA changes are the dominant effect of miRNAs, since miRNA-induced changes in mRNA levels are often larger than changes in translational efficiency (Eichhorn et al., 2014; Guo et al., 2010). This site needs JavaScript to work properly. 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They Could they show such relationship within their own datasets? mRNA stability is measured as the ratio of mRNA/4sU reads, changes in translation level are measured as the ratio of polysome/monosome reads, protein level changes are not directly measured but are predicted based on mRNA stability and translation level changes. Our data support a key role for DDX6 in the translational repression of endogenous miRNA targets. In yeast, inhibition of translation initiation through either 5’ cap binding mutants or drug treatment leads to accelerated mRNA decay (Chan and Mugler, 2017; Huch and Nissan, 2014; Schwartz and Parker, 1999). Translation and mRNA degradation are intimately connected, yet the mechanisms that link them are not fully understood. Years before, lin-4 was characterized by the Horvitz's lab as one of the genes that regulate temporal development of C. elegans larvae (3, 4). Codon optimality is driven in part through tRNA abundance, which is cell type specific in mammals and can alter translation and mRNA stability in a cell type specific manner (Goodarzi et al., 2016; Gingold et al., 2014). Cells were then imaged on a Leica inverted fluorescence microscope. miRNA sites were defined as below. ... All of the choices are correct. Each of these features and mRNA stability were used in a multiple linear regression using the lm function in R version 3.4.2. This project was funded by the National Institutes of Health (R01 GM101180, R01 GM122439) to RB, and a Genentech Predoctoral Research Fellowship to JWF. The stabilized transcripts were not specifically enriched within the lowly translated transcripts and instead they occurred across all levels of translation. 2005 Nov 22;102(47):16961-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0506482102. (B) The correlation between sequence features and mRNA stability in ESCs. This is deduced from the simple fact that relative mRNA levels do not reflect the corresponding cellular ... the decay rates of mRNA for This may aid in keeping ribosomes from bumping into each other on the polysome. These data show that translational repression alone can explain much of a miRNA’s function in ESCs. Western blot confirmed the absence of DDX6 protein in both clones (Figure 3A). 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 hr after treatment, RNA was collected in TRIzol (Invitrogen). These data suggest that, while miRNAs are strong destabilizers, they can only explain a small portion of the large range of mRNA stabilities seen in the cells. Adapter sequence used for trimming: AGATCGGAAGAGCACACGTCT. The discovery of the first microRNA (miRNA), lin-4, in 1993 by the Ambros and Ruvkun groups in Caenorhabditis elegans (1, 2) has revolutionized the field of molecular biology. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. MiRNAs are small, non-coding RNAs that bind to the 3’ UTR of their target transcripts to inhibit translation and/or induce mRNA destabilization (Fabian and Sonenberg, 2012; Jonas and Izaurralde, 2015). The Ddx6 knockout cells were phenotypically and molecularly similar to cells lacking all microRNAs (Dgcr8 knockout ESCs). C/D) Translation level changes in Dgcr8 KO (C) or Ddx6 KO (D) cells. n = 6 for wild-type cells, n = 12 for Ddx6 KO (six replicates of each Ddx6 KO line). In support of this model, RNA-Seq of the 5’ end of decapped RNA degradation intermediates shows a three nucleotide periodicity consistent with exonucleases running into the ribosome on a final round of translation (Pelechano et al., 2015). (2014). Differential effects of translational inhibition in Cis and in trans on the decay of the unstable yeast MFA2 mRNA, GRHL2-Dependent enhancer switching maintains a pluripotent stem cell transcriptional subnetwork after exit from naive pluripotency. As such, DDX6 separates the two main functions of miRNAs showing that miRNA-driven translational repression and transcript destabilization are not dependent on one another. I suspect the overwhelming ignorance of biologically uninformed theorists is the problem because their … Previous work suggested that up to 70% of the molecular changes that occur during early ESC differentiation are due to post-transcriptional events (Lu et al., 2009). Future studies will likely identify factors that can decouple translational repression and mRNA destabilization in the other direction so that miRNA targets are translationally repressed without inducing mRNA destabilization. To investigate the function of DDX6 in ESCs, we produced Ddx6 knockout (Ddx6 KO) clones using CRISPR-Cas9. false. (G) Growth curves of wild-type and Ddx6 KO ESCs in ESC maintenance conditions (LIF/2i). Two plates of 6 million V6.5 ESCs were seeded in a 15 cm plate 48 hr prior to collection (Eggan et al., 2001). (2013). 2020 Jun;39(24):4621-4635. doi: 10.1038/s41388-020-1318-0. These data show that unlike yeast DHH1, the primary function of mammalian DDX6 is not to link codon optimality with transcript stability. To further test this hypothesis, we performed polysome profiling (Arava et al., 2003). qPCR was then performed with the SensiFAST SYBR Hi-ROX kit (Bioline) on an ABI 7900HT 384-well PCR machine. Cells were incubated with 100 ug/ml cycloheximide (Sigma) for 2 min and then moved to ice. We have clarified these points in the text. It is of key importance to identify the miRNA targets accurately. Your article has been reviewed by James Manley as the Senior Editor, a Reviewing Editor, and three reviewers.  |  n = 3 for wild-type, n = 4 for Ddx6 KO (2 replicates of each Ddx6 KO line), n = 3 for Dgcr8 KO. However, a large number of ESCC targets were still in the top 50% of the most stable genes (Figure 2—figure supplement 1A). A similar situation was also observed with reporters which are prevented to undergo decay (see, for example, Kuzuoglu-Ozturk et al., 2016). This lack of changes was not because of noise among the replicates, as biological replicates were well correlated (Figure 1—figure supplement 1D). A better discussion of the DDX6 role would make the paper more interesting to the wide readership. Moreover, Wnt activity is enhanced in zebrafish mutant for cohesin subunits stag2b and rad21. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that extensively regulate gene expression in animals, plants, and protozoa. Furthermore, re-introduction of a single member of the ESCC family of miRNAs can revert Dgcr8 KO cells to a molecular phenotype highly similar to wild-type ESCs (Gambardella et al., 2017; Melton et al., 2010; Wang et al., 2008). For each gene with multiple isoforms, the APPRIS principle isoform was used. Introduction. 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