Reference: Dandjinou AT, et al. (2004) A phylogenetically based secondary structure for the yeast telomerase RNA. Curr Biol 14(13):1148-58

Reference Help

Abstract


Background: Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein complex whose RNA moiety dictates the addition of specific simple sequences onto chromosomes ends. While relevant for certain human genetic diseases, the contribution of the essential telomerase RNA to RNP assembly still remains unclear. Phylogenetic analyses of vertebrate and ciliate telomerase RNAs revealed conserved elements that potentially organize protein subunits for RNP function. In contrast, the yeast telomerase RNA could not be fitted to any known structural model, and the limited number of known sequences from Saccharomyces species did not permit the prediction of a yeast specific conserved structure. Results: We cloned and analyzed the complete telomerase RNA loci (TLC1) from all known Saccharomyces species belonging to the "sensu stricto" group. Complementation analyses in S. cerevisiae and end mappings of mature RNAs ensured the relevance of the cloned sequences. By using phylogenetic comparative analysis coupled with in vitro enzymatic probing, we derived a secondary structure prediction of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae TLC1 RNA. This conserved secondary structure prediction includes a central domain that is likely to orchestrate DNA synthesis and at least two accessory domains important for RNA stability and telomerase recruitment. The structure also reveals a potential tertiary interaction between two loops in the central core. Conclusions: The predicted secondary structure of the TLC1 RNA of S. cerevisiae reveals a distinct folding pattern featuring well-separated but conserved functional elements. The predicted structure now allows for a detailed and rationally designed study to the structure-function relationships within the telomerase RNP-complex in a genetically tractable system.

Reference Type
Journal Article
Authors
Dandjinou AT, Levesque N, Larose S, Lucier JF, Elela SA, Wellinger RJ
Primary Lit For
Additional Lit For
Review For

Interaction Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page by using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details about experiment type and any other genes involved in the interaction.

Interactor Interactor Type Assay Annotation Action Modification Phenotype Source Reference

Gene Ontology Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table.

Gene Gene Ontology Term Qualifier Aspect Method Evidence Source Assigned On Annotation Extension Reference

Phenotype Annotations


Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details.

Gene Phenotype Experiment Type Mutant Information Strain Background Chemical Details Reference

Regulation Annotations


Increase the total number of rows displayed on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; to filter the table by a specific experiment type, type a keyword into the Filter box (for example, “microarray”); download this table as a .txt file using the Download button or click Analyze to further view and analyze the list of target genes using GO Term Finder, GO Slim Mapper, SPELL, or YeastMine.

Regulator Target Experiment Assay Construct Conditions Strain Background Reference