Dorota Kubacka

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In addition to the canonical eIF4E cap-binding protein, eukaryotes have evolved sequence-related variants with distinct features, some of which have been shown to negatively regulate translation of particular mRNAs, but which remain poorly characterised. Mammalian eIF4E proteins have been divided into three classes, with class I representing the canonical(More)
A key player in translation initiation is eIF4E, the mRNA 5' cap-binding protein. 4E-Transporter (4E-T) is a recently characterized eIF4E-binding protein, which regulates specific mRNAs in several developmental model systems. Here, we first investigated the role of its enrichment in P-bodies and eIF4E-binding in translational regulation in mammalian cells.(More)
eIF4E1b, closely related to the canonical translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E1a), cap-binding protein is highly expressed in mouse, Xenopus and zebrafish oocytes. We have previously characterized eIF4E1b as a component of the CPEB mRNP translation repressor complex along with the eIF4E-binding protein 4E-Transporter, the Xp54/DDX6 RNA helicase and(More)
The significant biological role of the mRNA 5' cap in translation initiation makes it an interesting subject for chemical modifications aimed at producing useful tools for the selective modulation of intercellular processes and development of novel therapeutic interventions. However, traditional approaches to the chemical synthesis of cap analogues are(More)
A novel route for preparing 5cap mimics and capped RNAs: phosphate-modified cap analogues obtained via click chemistry S. Walczak, A. Nowicka, D. Kubacka, K. Fac, P. Wanat, S. Mroczek, J. Kowalska and J. Jemielity Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Banacha 2c, 02-097, Warsaw, Poland College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics(More)
Ribosome recruitment to the majority of eukaryotic mRNAs is facilitated by the interaction of the cap binding protein, eIF4E, with the mRNA 5' cap structure. eIF4E stimulates translation through its interaction with a scaffolding protein, eIF4G, which helps to recruit the ribosome. Metazoans also contain a homolog of eIF4E, termed 4EHP, which binds the cap(More)
The hydrolysis of nucleoside 5'-monophosphates to the corresponding nucleosides and inorganic phosphate is catalysed by 5'-nucleotidases, thereby contributing to the control of endogenous nucleotide turnover and affecting the fate of exogenously delivered nucleotide- and nucleoside-derived therapeutics in cells. A recently identified nucleotidase cNIIIB(More)
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