Title

Extensive Rewiring and Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in a C. elegans Multiparameter Transcription Factor Network

UMMS Affiliation

Program in Systems Biology

Date

7-11-2013

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Transcription Factors; Gene Regulatory Networks

Disciplines

Genetics and Genomics | Molecular Biology | Molecular Genetics | Systems Biology

Abstract

Gene duplication results in two identical paralogs that diverge through mutation, leading to loss or gain of interactions with other biomolecules. Here, we comprehensively characterize such network rewiring for C. elegans transcription factors (TFs) within and across four newly delineated molecular networks. Remarkably, we find that even highly similar TFs often have different interaction degrees and partners. In addition, we find that most TF families have a member that is highly connected in multiple networks. Further, different TF families have opposing correlations between network connectivity and phylogenetic age, suggesting that they are subject to different evolutionary pressures. Finally, TFs that have similar partners in one network generally do not in another, indicating a lack of pressure to retain cross-network similarity. Our multiparameter analyses provide unique insights into the evolutionary dynamics that shaped TF networks.

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Citation: Reece-Hoyes JS, Pons C, Diallo A, Mori A, Shrestha S, Kadreppa S, Nelson J, Diprima S, Dricot A, Lajoie BR, Ribeiro PS, Weirauch MT, Hill DE, Hughes TR, Myers CL, Walhout AJ. Extensive rewiring and complex evolutionary dynamics in a C. elegans multiparameter transcription factor network. Mol Cell. 2013 Jul 11;51(1):116-27. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2013.05.018. Link to article on publisher's website

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Journal Title

Molecular cell

PubMed ID

23791784