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Craig Mello PhD

TitleDistinguished Professor
Endowed TitleBlais University Chair in Molecular Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentRNA Therapeutics Institute
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
368 Plantation Street, Suite AS5-2047
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-856-1602
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentRNA Therapeutics Institute

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentBioinformatics and Computational Biology

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    DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

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    Brown University, Providence, RI, United StatesBSBiochemistry
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesPHDCellular/Developmental Biology

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    Academic Background

    Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine

    Dr. Craig C. Mello received his B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Brown University in 1982, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1990. From 1990 to 1994 he conducted postdoctoral research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. He has been a member of the University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty since 1995, and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator since 2000. His pioneering research on RNAi, in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Fire, has been recognized with numerous awards culminating with the prestigious 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

    RNA-mediated Gene Regulation

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    In much the same way that we use short search queries to navigate the World Wide Web, cells use short segments of genetic code to find and regulate matching information. The proteins that mediate these searches are highly conserved in plants and animals and are essential for viability and fertility. Craig Mello is investigating how these search mechanisms work and how organisms use them to regulate, share, and propagate genetic information.

    For more information about Dr. Mello's research, please visit his Howard Hughes Medical Institute page at:

    https://www.hhmi.org/research/rna-interference-and-development-c-elegans


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    Projects include: Investigation of RNAi and related mechanisms, including Piwi Argonaute pathways and their affects on fertility and epigenetic inheritance; Investigation of germline determination and cell-fate specification during embryogenesis; the exploration of CRISPR mediated genome editing tools for C. elegans and other organisms; and finally the use of CRISPR to generate C. elegans models for human genetic disease.



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    1. Ghanta KS, Chen Z, Mir A, Dokshin GA, Krishnamurthy PM, Yoon Y, Gallant J, Xu P, Zhang XO, Ozturk AR, Shin M, Idrizi F, Liu P, Gneid H, Edraki A, Lawson ND, Rivera-Pérez JA, Sontheimer EJ, Watts JK, Mello CC. 5'-Modifications improve potency and efficacy of DNA donors for precision genome editing. Elife. 2021 10 19; 10. PMID: 34665130.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    2. Makeyeva YV, Shirayama M, Mello CC. Cues from mRNA splicing prevent default Argonaute silencing in C. elegans. Dev Cell. 2021 09 27; 56(18):2636-2648.e4. PMID: 34547227.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    3. Ghanta KS, Ishidate T, Mello CC. Microinjection for precision genome editing in Caenorhabditis elegans. STAR Protoc. 2021 Sep 17; 2(3):100748. PMID: 34505086.
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    4. Kim H, Ding YH, Zhang G, Yan YH, Conte D, Dong MQ, Mello CC. HDAC1 SUMOylation promotes Argonaute-directed transcriptional silencing in C. elegans. Elife. 2021 05 18; 10. PMID: 34003109.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. Kim H, Ding YH, Lu S, Zuo MQ, Tan W, Conte D, Dong MQ, Mello CC. PIE-1 SUMOylation promotes germline fates and piRNA-dependent silencing in C. elegans. Elife. 2021 05 18; 10. PMID: 34003111.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Chaves DA, Dai H, Li L, Moresco JJ, Oh ME, Conte D, Yates JR, Mello CC, Gu W. The RNA phosphatase PIR-1 regulates endogenous small RNA pathways in C. elegans. Mol Cell. 2021 02 04; 81(3):546-557.e5. PMID: 33378643.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    7. Ghanta KS, Mello CC. Melting dsDNA Donor Molecules Greatly Improves Precision Genome Editing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2020 11; 216(3):643-650. PMID: 32963112.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. Dokshin GA, Davis GM, Sawle AD, Eldridge MD, Nicholls PK, Gourley TE, Romer KA, Molesworth LW, Tatnell HR, Ozturk AR, de Rooij DG, Hannon GJ, Page DC, Mello CC, Carmell MA. GCNA Interacts with Spartan and Topoisomerase II to Regulate Genome Stability. Dev Cell. 2020 01 06; 52(1):53-68.e6. PMID: 31839538.
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    9. Dokshin GA, Ghanta KS, Piscopo KM, Mello CC. Robust Genome Editing with Short Single-Stranded and Long, Partially Single-Stranded DNA Donors in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2018 11; 210(3):781-787. PMID: 30213854.
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    10. Ishidate T, Ozturk AR, Durning DJ, Sharma R, Shen EZ, Chen H, Seth M, Shirayama M, Mello CC. ZNFX-1 Functions within Perinuclear Nuage to Balance Epigenetic Signals. Mol Cell. 2018 05 17; 70(4):639-649.e6. PMID: 29775580.
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    11. Tang W, Seth M, Tu S, Shen EZ, Li Q, Shirayama M, Weng Z, Mello CC. A Sex Chromosome piRNA Promotes Robust Dosage Compensation and Sex Determination in C. elegans. Dev Cell. 2018 03 26; 44(6):762-770.e3. PMID: 29456136.
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    12. Seth M, Shirayama M, Tang W, Shen EZ, Tu S, Lee HC, Weng Z, Mello CC. The Coding Regions of Germline mRNAs Confer Sensitivity to Argonaute Regulation in C. elegans. Cell Rep. 2018 02 27; 22(9):2254-2264. PMID: 29456100.
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    13. Shen EZ, Chen H, Ozturk AR, Tu S, Shirayama M, Tang W, Ding YH, Dai SY, Weng Z, Mello CC. Identification of piRNA Binding Sites Reveals the Argonaute Regulatory Landscape of the C. elegans Germline. Cell. 2018 02 22; 172(5):937-951.e18. PMID: 29456082.
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    14. Gammon DB, Ishidate T, Li L, Gu W, Silverman N, Mello CC. The Antiviral RNA Interference Response Provides Resistance to Lethal Arbovirus Infection and Vertical Transmission in Caenorhabditis elegans. Curr Biol. 2017 Mar 20; 27(6):795-806. PMID: 28262484.
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    15. Tang W, Tu S, Lee HC, Weng Z, Mello CC. The RNase PARN-1 Trims piRNA 3' Ends to Promote Transcriptome Surveillance in C. elegans. Cell. 2016 Feb 25; 164(5):974-84. PMID: 26919432.
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    16. Sharma U, Conine CC, Shea JM, Boskovic A, Derr AG, Bing XY, Belleannee C, Kucukural A, Serra RW, Sun F, Song L, Carone BR, Ricci EP, Li XZ, Fauquier L, Moore MJ, Sullivan R, Mello CC, Garber M, Rando OJ. Biogenesis and function of tRNA fragments during sperm maturation and fertilization in mammals. Science. 2016 Jan 22; 351(6271):391-396. PMID: 26721685.
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    17. Hainer SJ, Gu W, Carone BR, Landry BD, Rando OJ, Mello CC, Fazzio TG. Suppression of pervasive noncoding transcription in embryonic stem cells by esBAF. Genes Dev. 2015 Feb 15; 29(4):362-78. PMID: 25691467.
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    18. Tsai HY, Chen CC, Conte D, Moresco JJ, Chaves DA, Mitani S, Yates JR, Tsai MD, Mello CC. A ribonuclease coordinates siRNA amplification and mRNA cleavage during RNAi. Cell. 2015 Jan 29; 160(3):407-19. PMID: 25635455.
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    19. Conte D, MacNeil LT, Walhout AJM, Mello CC. RNA Interference in Caenorhabditis elegans. Curr Protoc Mol Biol. 2015 Jan 05; 109:26.3.1-26.3.30. PMID: 25559107.
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    20. Gammon DB, Duraffour S, Rozelle DK, Hehnly H, Sharma R, Sparks ME, West CC, Chen Y, Moresco JJ, Andrei G, Connor JH, Conte D, Gundersen-Rindal DE, Marshall WL, Yates JR, Silverman N, Mello CC. A single vertebrate DNA virus protein disarms invertebrate immunity to RNA virus infection. Elife. 2014 Jun 25; 3. PMID: 24966209.
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    21. Kim H, Ishidate T, Ghanta KS, Seth M, Conte D, Shirayama M, Mello CC. A co-CRISPR strategy for efficient genome editing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2014 Aug; 197(4):1069-80. PMID: 24879462.
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    22. Ishidate T, Elewa A, Kim S, Mello CC, Shirayama M. Divide and differentiate: CDK/Cyclins and the art of development. Cell Cycle. 2014; 13(9):1384-91. PMID: 24675894.
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    23. Seth M, Shirayama M, Gu W, Ishidate T, Conte D, Mello CC. The C. elegans CSR-1 argonaute pathway counteracts epigenetic silencing to promote germline gene expression. Dev Cell. 2013 Dec 23; 27(6):656-63. PMID: 24360782.
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    24. Conine CC, Moresco JJ, Gu W, Shirayama M, Conte D, Yates JR, Mello CC. Argonautes promote male fertility and provide a paternal memory of germline gene expression in C. elegans. Cell. 2013 Dec 19; 155(7):1532-44. PMID: 24360276.
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    25. Ishidate T, Kim S, Mello C, Shirayama M. Inductive asymmetric cell division: The WRM leads the way. Worm. 2013 Oct 01; 2(4):e26276. PMID: 24524013.
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    26. Kim S, Ishidate T, Sharma R, Soto MC, Conte D, Mello CC, Shirayama M. Wnt and CDK-1 regulate cortical release of WRM-1/?-catenin to control cell division orientation in early Caenorhabditis elegans embryos. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 05; 110(10):E918-27. PMID: 23431196.
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    27. Gu W, Lee HC, Chaves D, Youngman EM, Pazour GJ, Conte D, Mello CC. CapSeq and CIP-TAP identify Pol II start sites and reveal capped small RNAs as C. elegans piRNA precursors. Cell. 2012 Dec 21; 151(7):1488-500. PMID: 23260138.
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    28. D'Ambrogio A, Gu W, Udagawa T, Mello CC, Richter JD. Specific miRNA stabilization by Gld2-catalyzed monoadenylation. Cell Rep. 2012 Dec 27; 2(6):1537-45. PMID: 23200856.
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    29. Shirayama M, Seth M, Lee HC, Gu W, Ishidate T, Conte D, Mello CC. piRNAs initiate an epigenetic memory of nonself RNA in the C. elegans germline. Cell. 2012 Jul 06; 150(1):65-77. PMID: 22738726.
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    30. Lee HC, Gu W, Shirayama M, Youngman E, Conte D, Mello CC. C. elegans piRNAs mediate the genome-wide surveillance of germline transcripts. Cell. 2012 Jul 06; 150(1):78-87. PMID: 22738724.
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    31. Thivierge C, Makil N, Flamand M, Vasale JJ, Mello CC, Wohlschlegel J, Conte D, Duchaine TF. Tudor domain ERI-5 tethers an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase to DCR-1 to potentiate endo-RNAi. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2011 Dec 18; 19(1):90-7. PMID: 22179787.
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    32. Gu W, Claycomb JM, Batista PJ, Mello CC, Conte D. Cloning Argonaute-associated small RNAs from Caenorhabditis elegans. Methods Mol Biol. 2011; 725:251-80. PMID: 21528459.
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    33. Xie J, Xie Q, Zhang H, Ameres SL, Hung JH, Su Q, He R, Mu X, Seher Ahmed S, Park S, Kato H, Li C, Mueller C, Mello CC, Weng Z, Flotte TR, Zamore PD, Gao G. MicroRNA-regulated, systemically delivered rAAV9: a step closer to CNS-restricted transgene expression. Mol Ther. 2011 Mar; 19(3):526-35. PMID: 21179009.
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    34. Conte D, Mello CC. Primal RNAs: The end of the beginning? Cell. 2010 Feb 19; 140(4):452-4. PMID: 20178736.
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    35. Conine CC, Batista PJ, Gu W, Claycomb JM, Chaves DA, Shirayama M, Mello CC. Argonautes ALG-3 and ALG-4 are required for spermatogenesis-specific 26G-RNAs and thermotolerant sperm in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 23; 107(8):3588-93. PMID: 20133686.
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    36. Vasale JJ, Gu W, Thivierge C, Batista PJ, Claycomb JM, Youngman EM, Duchaine TF, Mello CC, Conte D. Sequential rounds of RNA-dependent RNA transcription drive endogenous small-RNA biogenesis in the ERGO-1/Argonaute pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 23; 107(8):3582-7. PMID: 20133583.
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    37. Liu J, Maduzia LL, Shirayama M, Mello CC. NMY-2 maintains cellular asymmetry and cell boundaries, and promotes a SRC-dependent asymmetric cell division. Dev Biol. 2010 Mar 15; 339(2):366-73. PMID: 20059995.
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    38. Claycomb JM, Batista PJ, Pang KM, Gu W, Vasale JJ, van Wolfswinkel JC, Chaves DA, Shirayama M, Mitani S, Ketting RF, Conte D, Mello CC. The Argonaute CSR-1 and its 22G-RNA cofactors are required for holocentric chromosome segregation. Cell. 2009 Oct 02; 139(1):123-34. PMID: 19804758.
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    39. Gu W, Shirayama M, Conte D, Vasale J, Batista PJ, Claycomb JM, Moresco JJ, Youngman EM, Keys J, Stoltz MJ, Chen CC, Chaves DA, Duan S, Kasschau KD, Fahlgren N, Yates JR, Mitani S, Carrington JC, Mello CC. Distinct argonaute-mediated 22G-RNA pathways direct genome surveillance in the C. elegans germline. Mol Cell. 2009 Oct 23; 36(2):231-44. PMID: 19800275.
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    40. Batista PJ, Ruby JG, Claycomb JM, Chiang R, Fahlgren N, Kasschau KD, Chaves DA, Gu W, Vasale JJ, Duan S, Conte D, Luo S, Schroth GP, Carrington JC, Bartel DP, Mello CC. PRG-1 and 21U-RNAs interact to form the piRNA complex required for fertility in C. elegans. Mol Cell. 2008 Jul 11; 31(1):67-78. PMID: 18571452.
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    41. Mello CC. Return to the RNAi world: rethinking gene expression and evolution. Cell Death Differ. 2007 Dec; 14(12):2013-20. PMID: 18007672.
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    42. Mello CC. Return to the RNAi world: rethinking gene expression and evolution (Nobel Lecture). Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2007; 46(37):6985-94. PMID: 17712806.
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    43. Yigit E, Batista PJ, Bei Y, Pang KM, Chen CC, Tolia NH, Joshua-Tor L, Mitani S, Simard MJ, Mello CC. Analysis of the C. elegans Argonaute family reveals that distinct Argonautes act sequentially during RNAi. Cell. 2006 Nov 17; 127(4):747-57. PMID: 17110334.
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    44. Hayakawa A, Leonard D, Murphy S, Hayes S, Soto M, Fogarty K, Standley C, Bellve K, Lambright D, Mello C, Corvera S. The WD40 and FYVE domain containing protein 2 defines a class of early endosomes necessary for endocytosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Aug 08; 103(32):11928-33. PMID: 16873553.
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    45. Duchaine TF, Wohlschlegel JA, Kennedy S, Bei Y, Conte D, Pang K, Brownell DR, Harding S, Mitani S, Ruvkun G, Yates JR, Mello CC. Functional proteomics reveals the biochemical niche of C. elegans DCR-1 in multiple small-RNA-mediated pathways. Cell. 2006 Jan 27; 124(2):343-54. PMID: 16439208.
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    46. Shirayama M, Soto MC, Ishidate T, Kim S, Nakamura K, Bei Y, van den Heuvel S, Mello CC. The Conserved Kinases CDK-1, GSK-3, KIN-19, and MBK-2 Promote OMA-1 Destruction to Regulate the Oocyte-to-Embryo Transition in C. elegans. Curr Biol. 2006 Jan 10; 16(1):47-55. PMID: 16343905.
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    47. Nakamura K, Kim S, Ishidate T, Bei Y, Pang K, Shirayama M, Trzepacz C, Brownell DR, Mello CC. Wnt signaling drives WRM-1/beta-catenin asymmetries in early C. elegans embryos. Genes Dev. 2005 Aug 01; 19(15):1749-54. PMID: 16077004.
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    48. Wang D, Kennedy S, Conte D, Kim JK, Gabel HW, Kamath RS, Mello CC, Ruvkun G. Somatic misexpression of germline P granules and enhanced RNA interference in retinoblastoma pathway mutants. Nature. 2005 Jul 28; 436(7050):593-7. PMID: 16049496.
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    49. Chen CC, Simard MJ, Tabara H, Brownell DR, McCollough JA, Mello CC. A member of the polymerase beta nucleotidyltransferase superfamily is required for RNA interference in C. elegans. Curr Biol. 2005 Feb 22; 15(4):378-83. PMID: 15723801.
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    50. Grigorenko AP, Moliaka YK, Soto MC, Mello CC, Rogaev EI. The Caenorhabditis elegans IMPAS gene, imp-2, is essential for development and is functionally distinct from related presenilins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Oct 12; 101(41):14955-60. PMID: 15469912.
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    51. Mello CC, Conte D. Revealing the world of RNA interference. Nature. 2004 Sep 16; 431(7006):338-42. PMID: 15372040.
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    52. Hutvágner G, Simard MJ, Mello CC, Zamore PD. Sequence-specific inhibition of small RNA function. PLoS Biol. 2004 Apr; 2(4):E98. PMID: 15024405.
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    53. Pang KM, Ishidate T, Nakamura K, Shirayama M, Trzepacz C, Schubert CM, Priess JR, Mello CC. The minibrain kinase homolog, mbk-2, is required for spindle positioning and asymmetric cell division in early C. elegans embryos. Dev Biol. 2004 Jan 01; 265(1):127-39. PMID: 14697358.
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    54. Venkatesan K, McManus HR, Mello CC, Smith TF, Hansen U. Functional conservation between members of an ancient duplicated transcription factor family, LSF/Grainyhead. Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Aug 01; 31(15):4304-16. PMID: 12888489.
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    55. Conte D, Mello CC. RNA interference in Caenorhabditis elegans. Curr Protoc Mol Biol. 2003 May; Chapter 26:Unit 26.3. PMID: 18265327.
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    56. Unhavaithaya Y, Shin TH, Miliaras N, Lee J, Oyama T, Mello CC. MEP-1 and a homolog of the NURD complex component Mi-2 act together to maintain germline-soma distinctions in C. elegans. Cell. 2002 Dec 27; 111(7):991-1002. PMID: 12507426.
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    57. Bei Y, Hogan J, Berkowitz LA, Soto M, Rocheleau CE, Pang KM, Collins J, Mello CC. SRC-1 and Wnt signaling act together to specify endoderm and to control cleavage orientation in early C. elegans embryos. Dev Cell. 2002 Jul; 3(1):113-25. PMID: 12110172.
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    58. Tabara H, Yigit E, Siomi H, Mello CC. The dsRNA binding protein RDE-4 interacts with RDE-1, DCR-1, and a DExH-box helicase to direct RNAi in C. elegans. Cell. 2002 Jun 28; 109(7):861-71. PMID: 12110183.
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    59. Soto MC, Qadota H, Kasuya K, Inoue M, Tsuboi D, Mello CC, Kaibuchi K. The GEX-2 and GEX-3 proteins are required for tissue morphogenesis and cell migrations in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2002 Mar 01; 16(5):620-32. PMID: 11877381.
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    60. Grishok A, Mello CC. RNAi (Nematodes: Caenorhabditis elegans). Adv Genet. 2002; 46:339-60. PMID: 11931230.
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    61. Grishok A, Pasquinelli AE, Conte D, Li N, Parrish S, Ha I, Baillie DL, Fire A, Ruvkun G, Mello CC. Genes and mechanisms related to RNA interference regulate expression of the small temporal RNAs that control C. elegans developmental timing. Cell. 2001 Jul 13; 106(1):23-34. PMID: 11461699.
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    62. Grishok A, Tabara H, Mello CC. Genetic requirements for inheritance of RNAi in C. elegans. Science. 2000 Mar 31; 287(5462):2494-7. PMID: 10741970.
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    63. Tabara H, Sarkissian M, Kelly WG, Fleenor J, Grishok A, Timmons L, Fire A, Mello CC. The rde-1 gene, RNA interference, and transposon silencing in C. elegans. Cell. 1999 Oct 15; 99(2):123-32. PMID: 10535731.
      Citations: 423     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    64. Shin TH, Yasuda J, Rocheleau CE, Lin R, Soto M, Bei Y, Davis RJ, Mello CC. MOM-4, a MAP kinase kinase kinase-related protein, activates WRM-1/LIT-1 kinase to transduce anterior/posterior polarity signals in C. elegans. Mol Cell. 1999 Aug; 4(2):275-80. PMID: 10488343.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    65. Rocheleau CE, Yasuda J, Shin TH, Lin R, Sawa H, Okano H, Priess JR, Davis RJ, Mello CC. WRM-1 activates the LIT-1 protein kinase to transduce anterior/posterior polarity signals in C. elegans. Cell. 1999 Jun 11; 97(6):717-26. PMID: 10380924.
      Citations: 100     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    66. Tabara H, Grishok A, Mello CC. RNAi in C. elegans: soaking in the genome sequence. Science. 1998 Oct 16; 282(5388):430-1. PMID: 9841401.
      Citations: 140     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    67. Fire A, Xu S, Montgomery MK, Kostas SA, Driver SE, Mello CC. Potent and specific genetic interference by double-stranded RNA in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature. 1998 Feb 19; 391(6669):806-11. PMID: 9486653.
      Citations: 3777     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    68. Rocheleau CE, Downs WD, Lin R, Wittmann C, Bei Y, Cha YH, Ali M, Priess JR, Mello CC. Wnt signaling and an APC-related gene specify endoderm in early C. elegans embryos. Cell. 1997 Aug 22; 90(4):707-16. PMID: 9288750.
      Citations: 184     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    69. Mello CC, Schubert C, Draper B, Zhang W, Lobel R, Priess JR. The PIE-1 protein and germline specification in C. elegans embryos. Nature. 1996 Aug 22; 382(6593):710-2. PMID: 8751440.
      Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    70. Seydoux G, Mello CC, Pettitt J, Wood WB, Priess JR, Fire A. Repression of gene expression in the embryonic germ lineage of C. elegans. Nature. 1996 Aug 22; 382(6593):713-6. PMID: 8751441.
      Citations: 83     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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