Carroll KL, et al. (2007) Interaction of yeast RNA-binding proteins Nrd1 and Nab3 with RNA polymerase II terminator elements. RNA 13(3):361-73
Abstract: Yeast RNA-binding proteins Nrd1 and Nab3 direct transcription termination of sn/snoRNA transcripts, some mRNA transcripts, and a class of intergenic and anti-sense transcripts. Recognition of Nrd1- and Nab3-binding sites is a critical first step in the termination and subsequent processing or degradation of these transcripts. In this article, we describe the purification and characterization of an Nrd1-Nab3 heterodimer. This Nrd1-Nab3 complex binds specifically to RNA sequences derived from a snoRNA terminator. The relative binding to mutant terminators correlates with the in vivo termination efficiency of these mutations, indicating that the primary specificity determinant in nonpoly(A) termination is Nrd1-Nab3 binding. In addition, several snoRNA terminators contain multiple Nrd1- and Nab3-binding sites and we show that multiple heterodimers bind cooperatively to one of these terminators in vitro.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article | Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural | Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural||PubMed ID: 17237360|
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