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Luisa Cochella

One of the main goals of developmental biology is to understand how the different cell types that constitute a multicellular organism are specified during its development. We are currently exploring the different mechanisms of gene expression regulation that control this process. We are interested in how the transcriptional history of a cell influences its fate as well as in how post-transcriptional mechanisms contribute to the diversification of the genetic programs that control cell differentiation.

Publications

2018

Alberti, C., Manzenreither, RA., Sowemimo, I., Burkard, TR., Wang, J., Mahofsky, K., Ameres, SL., Cochella, L. (2018)Cell-type specific sequencing of microRNAs from complex animal tissues. Nat Methods. 15(4):283-289

2017

Alberti, C., Cochella, L. (2017)A framework for understanding the roles of miRNAs in animal development. Development. 144(14):2548-2559

2016

Drexel, T., Mahofsky, K., Latham, R., Zimmer, M., Cochella, L. (2016)Neuron type-specific miRNA represses two broadly expressed genes to modulate an avoidance behavior in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 30(18):2042-2047

2014

Cochella, L., Tursun, B., Hsieh, YW., Galindo, S., Johnston, RJ., Chuang, CF., Hobert, O. (2014)Two distinct types of neuronal asymmetries are controlled by the Caenorhabditis elegans zinc finger transcription factor die-1. Genes Dev. 28(1):34-43

2012

Cochella, L., Hobert, O. (2012)Diverse functions of microRNAs in nervous system development. Curr Top Dev Biol. 99:115-43

2011

Poole, RJ., Bashllari, E., Cochella, L., Flowers, EB., Hobert, O. (2011)A Genome-Wide RNAi Screen for Factors Involved in Neuronal Specification in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genet. 7(6):e1002109
Zheng, G., Cochella, L., Liu, J., Hobert, O., Li, WH. (2011)Temporal and spatial regulation of microRNA activity with photoactivatable cantimirs. ACS Chem Biol. 6(12):1332-8

2010

Didiano, D., Cochella, L., Tursun, B., Hobert, O. (2010)Neuron-type specific regulation of a 3'UTR through redundant and combinatorially acting cis-regulatory elements. RNA. 16(2):349-63

2009

Tursun, B., Cochella, L., Carrera, I., Hobert, O. (2009)A toolkit and robust pipeline for the generation of fosmid-based reporter genes in C. elegans. PLoS One. 4(3):e4625

2007

Cochella, L., Brunelle, JL., Green, R. (2007)Mutational analysis reveals two independent molecular requirements during transfer RNA selection on the ribosome. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 14(1):30-6

2006

Youngman, EM., Cochella, L., Brunelle, JL., He, S., Green, R. (2006)Two distinct conformations of the conserved RNA-rich decoding center of the small ribosomal subunit are recognized by tRNAs and release factors. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 71:545-9

2005

Cochella, L., Green, R. (2005)Fidelity in protein synthesis. Curr Biol. 15(14):R536-40
Cochella, L., Green, R. (2005)An active role for tRNA in decoding beyond codon:anticodon pairing. Science. 308(5725):1178-80

2004

Cochella, L., Green, R. (2004)Wobble during decoding: more than third-position promiscuity. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 11(12):1160-2
Cochella, L., Green, R. (2004)Isolation of antibiotic resistance mutations in the rRNA by using an in vitro selection system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 101(11):3786-91

2001

Alonso, GD., Pereira, CA., Remedi, MS., Paveto, MC., Cochella, L., Ivaldi, MS., Gerez de Burgos, NM., Torres, HN., FlawiĆ”, MM. (2001)Arginine kinase of the flagellate protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi. Regulation of its expression and catalytic activity. FEBS Lett. 498(1):22-5