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Pre-mRNP complexes were isolated from rat liver nuclei as 40S hnRNP particles, and actin-binding proteins were collected by DNase I affinity chromatography. The bound proteins were analyzed by 2D gel electrophoresis, and the following five hnRNP A/B-type proteins were identified by tandem mass spectrometry: DBP40/CBF-A (CArG binding factor A), a minor hnRNP(More)
The U1 small nuclear RNA (snRNA)--in the form of the U1 spliceosomal Sm small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particle (snRNP) that contains seven Sm and three U1-specific RNP proteins-has a crucial function in the recognition and removal of pre-messenger RNA introns. Here, we show that a fraction of human U1 snRNA specifically associates with the nuclear(More)
Spliceosomal small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (U-snRNPs) are frequent and specific targets of autoantibodies in systemic rheumatic diseases. The abundant, functionally related heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein complexes (hnRNPs) have later defined as a new target of autoantibodies, of which their immunochemical/immunogenic and pathogenic properties(More)
BACKGROUND Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins (hnRNPs) of the A/B type (hnRNP A1, A2/B1, A3) are highly related multifunctional proteins participating in alternative splicing by antagonising other splicing factors, notably ASF/SF2. The altered expression pattern of hnRNP A2/B1 and/or splicing variant B1 alone in human lung cancer and their potential(More)
The abundant heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein M (hnRNP M) is able to associate with early spliceosomes and to influence splicing patterns of specific pre-mRNAs. Here, by a combination of immunoprecipitation and pull-down assays, we have identified PSF (polypyrimidine tract-binding protein-associated splicing factor) and p54(nrb), two highly related(More)
Regulated gene expression at the post-transcriptional level in higher eukaryotes is based on a network of interactions among RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) operating within multifactorial ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes, notably heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) and mRNP complexes. We are interested in interactions involving hnRNP proteins(More)
The sequence Pro-Pro-Gly-Meth-Arg-Pro-Pro (PPGMRPP) is the major B-cell epitope of the Sm autoantigen. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the immune response against the native forms of Sm and U1RNP and immune mediated tissue injury after immunization with the sequence PPGMRPP anchored in five copies to a new type helicoid sequential oligopeptide(More)
TAF15 (TBP associated factor 15) is a member of the highly conserved TET (also known as FET) protein family of RNA binding proteins (RBP), which comprises in addition FUS (fused in sarcoma, also known as TLS, translocated in liposarcoma) and EWS (Ewing sarcoma protein). The TET proteins are implied to play important roles in the onset of specific tumours,(More)
RNA/ssDNA-binding proteins comprise an emerging class of multifunctional proteins with an anticipated role in coupling transcription with RNA processing. We focused here on the highly related transcription factors of the TET sub-class: TLS/FUS, EWS and in particular the least studied member TAF15. An extensive array of immunoprecipitation studies on(More)
We have investigated the role played in precursor mRNA (pre-mRNA) splicing by the protein pair of molecular size 72/74 kDa, which are integral components of a discrete subset of heterogeneous nuclear (hn) ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) named large heterogeneous nuclear RNP (LH-nRNP). This 72/74 kDa pair of proteins has been shown to belong to the hnRNP M group,(More)