Imprinted small non-coding RNAs

Jérôme Cavaille

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Team members

  Research engineer
  • Marie-Line Bortolin
  • Virginie Marty
  • Baptiste Grand
  • Jérôme Cavaille
  Associate professor
  • Patrice Vitali
  PhD student
  • Julie Riviere
  Master student
  • Maha El Garouaz


Our research focuses on hundreds small noncoding RNAs belonging to the microRNA and C/D snoRNA families. These genes map to chromosomal regions regulated by genomic imprinting, an epigenetic phenomenon by which a few genes are mono-allelically expressed in a parent-of-origin specific manner. The rationale of our research is to explore the impact of recently evolved, imprinted small RNA genes on the evolution, expression and function of mammalian genomes, including in pathological contexts such as the Prader-Willi syndrome.


Imprinted C/D snoRNA genes at the PWS locus

Imprinted miRNA genes at the Dlk1-Dio3 locus

Imprinted miRNA genes at the C19MC locus


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Fondation for Prader-Willi research

Ligue Régionale contre le Cancer

Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE Cedex

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