Francois-Michel Boisvert

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RNA binding proteins often contain multiple arginine glycine repeats, a sequence that is frequently methylated by protein arginine methyltransferases. The role of this posttranslational modification in the life cycle of RNA binding proteins is not well understood. Herein, we report that Sam68, a heteronuclear ribonucleoprotein K homology domain containing(More)
In higher eukaryotes many genes encode protein isoforms whose properties and biological roles are often poorly characterized. Here we describe systematic approaches for detection of either distinct isoforms, or separate pools of the same isoform, with differential biological properties. Using information from ion intensities we have estimated protein(More)
A pool of protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) accumulates within nucleoli and accounts for a large fraction of the serine/threonine protein phosphatase activity in this subnuclear structure. Using a combination of fluorescence imaging with quantitative proteomics, we mapped the subnuclear localization of the three mammalian PP1 isoforms stably expressed as(More)
G-quadruplexes (G4) are extremely stable secondary structures forming stacks of guanine tetrads. DNA G4 structures have been extensively studied, however, less is known about G4 motifs in mRNAs, especially in their coding sequences. Herein, we show that Aven stimulates the mRNA translation of the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) proto-oncogene in an arginine(More)
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