Development 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Histology and Embryology, Suzhou Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Gusu School, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 211166, China.
Zygotic genomic activation (ZGA) is a landmark event in the maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT), and the regulation of ZGA by maternal factors remains to be elucidated. In this study, the depletion of maternal ring finger protein 114 (RNF114), a ubiquitin E3 ligase, led to 2-cell embryos developmental arrest in mice. RNF114 was proven to play a crucial role in major ZGA using immunofluorescence and transcriptome analysis. Read More