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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)
Colorectal cancer arises after a series of mutational events in the colon epithelia and is often used as a model of the multistep progression of tumorigenesis. Mutations in Ki-Ras have been detected in some 50% of cases and are thought to occur at an early stage. Almost never do mutations arise in the loci of other Ras isoforms (Ha- and N-), leading to the(More)
Pre-mRNA processing in eukaryotes is thought to take place on a multitude of nuclear ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes, the most abundant of them being the heterogeneous nuclear (hn) RNP complexes. The identification in mammalian nuclear extracts of a novel, less-abundant 70-110 S heterogeneous RNP, named large heterogeneous nuclear RNP (LH-nRNP), has(More)
Evidence suggesting the presence in rat liver nuclear extracts of a new RNP complex of 70-110S has been provided [Hatzoglou, M., Adamtziki, E., Margaritis, L. and Sekeris, C.E (1985) Exp. Cell. Res. 157, 227-241]. Biochemical features unique to this RNP were its stability to salt and RNase digestion and the presence of a pair of polypeptides of 72/74 kDa.(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)
Anti-U1RNP antibodies occur in patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), systemic sclerosis (SSc), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other ill-defined connective tissue diseases. To associate the isotypes of anti-U1RNP antibodies with the diagnosis of the disease, namely SLE or MCTD, sequential sera of patients positive for anti-U1RNP(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)
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)
The molecular composition of macromolecular assemblies engaged in transcription and splicing influences biogenesis of mRNA transcripts. Preference for one over the other interactive protein partner within those complexes is expected to change the gene expression pattern and to affect subsequent cellular events. We report here the novel and selective(More)