Interpretive Summary: Function of m6A and its regulation of domesticated animals’ complex traits
By: Siyuan Mi, Yuanjun Shi, Gerile Dari, Ying Yu
N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is the most abundant RNA modification in eukaryotes. Current studies showed that the m6A modification widely regulates a series of life processes, such as biological metabolism, growth and development, inflammation, and cancer. Understanding the m6A process of domestic animals can provide a new breakthrough for further promoting animal production performance and improving reproduction and disease resistance. Thus, this review briefly introduces m6A-related enzymes, m6A detection technologies, small-molecule inhibitors of m6A-related enzymes, and interaction between m6A and other biological progresses. In addition, the regulation mechanisms of m6A in domesticated animals’ complex traits are elaborated and discussed.
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