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Serine/arginine-rich (SR) proteins play important roles in constitutive and alternative splicing and other aspects of mRNA metabolism. We have previously isolated a unique plant SR protein (SR45) with atypical domain organization. However, the biological and molecular functions of this novel SR protein are not known. Here, we report biological and molecular(More)
The splicing of mammalian mRNA precursors requires both protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation, likely involving modification of members of the SR protein family of splicing factors. Several kinases have been identified that can phosphorylate SR proteins in vitro, and transfection assays have provided evidence that at least one of these, Clk/Sty, can(More)
Different isoforms of a protein complex termed the apoptosis- and splicing-associated protein (ASAP) were isolated from HeLa cell extract. ASAP complexes are composed of the polypeptides SAP18 and RNPS1 and different isoforms of the Acinus protein. While Acinus had previously been implicated in apoptosis and was recently identified as a component of the(More)
BruUV-seq utilizes UV light to introduce transcription-blocking DNA lesions randomly in the genome prior to bromouridine-labeling and deep sequencing of nascent RNA. By inhibiting transcription elongation, but not initiation, pre-treatment with UV light leads to a redistribution of transcription reads resulting in the enhancement of nascent RNA signal(More)
The anti-cancer drug camptothecin inhibits replication and transcription by trapping DNA topoisomerase I (Top1) covalently to DNA in a "cleavable complex". To examine the effects of camptothecin on RNA synthesis genome-wide we used Bru-Seq and show that camptothecin treatment primarily affected transcription elongation. We also observed that camptothecin(More)
SR proteins constitute a family of splicing factors that play key roles in both constitutive and regulated splicing in metazoan organisms. The proteins are extensively phosphorylated, and kinases capable of phosphorylating them have been identified. However, little is known about how these kinases function, for example, whether they target specific SR(More)
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