Danielle M Cass

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Recruitment of U2 snRNP to the branch point sequence of introns is a necessary step in pre-mRNA splicing. In the current model, U2AF65, bound at the polypyrimidine tract of the intron, recruits U2 snRNP to the branch point sequence by interacting with the U2 snRNP protein SF3b155. We demonstrate that the N-terminal domain of SF3b155 contains multiple U2AF65(More)
In yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), the branchpoint binding protein (BBP) recognizes the conserved yeast branchpoint sequence (UACUAAC) with a high level of specificity and affinity, while the human branchpoint binding protein (SF1) binds the less-conserved consensus branchpoint sequence (CURAY) in human introns with a lower level of specificity and(More)
Muscleblind-like 1 (MBNL1) is an alternative splicing factor containing four CCCH Zinc fingers (ZnFs). The sequestration of MBNL1 by expanded CUG and CCUG repeats is a major component in causing myotonic dystrophy. In addition to binding the structured expanded CUG and CCUG repeats; previous results suggested that MBNL1 binds single-stranded RNAs containing(More)
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