Nature Reviews Genetics 15, 749 (2014).
Authors: Christian Schlötterer, Raymond Tobler, Robert Kofler & Viola Nolte
The analysis of polymorphism data is becoming increasingly important as a complementary tool to classical genetic analyses. Nevertheless ... mehr
Messenger RNAs lacking a stop codon trap ribosomes at their 3' ends, depleting the pool of ribosomes available for protein synthesis. In bacteria, a remarkable quality control system rescues and recycles stalled ribosomes in a process known as trans-translation. Acting as a tRNA, transfer-m ... mehr
Kaposi's sarcoma–associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is an oncogenic virus, the etiological agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). One of the key viral proteins that contributes to tumorigenesis is vFLIP, a viral homolog of the FLICE inhibitory protein. This KSHV prot ... mehr
Many bacteria encode an ortholog of the Ro60 autoantigen, a ring-shaped protein that is bound in animal cells to noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) called Y RNAs. Studies in Deinococcus radiodurans revealed that Y RNA tethers Ro60 to polynucleotide phosphorylase, specializing this exoribonuclease for ... mehr
Structures that recur across multiple different transcripts, called structure motifs, often perform a similar function—for example, recruiting a specific RNA-binding protein that then regulates translation, splicing, or subcellular localization. Identifying common motifs between coregulated ... mehr