Jnanankur Bag

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Translation of the mRNA for the poly(A)-binding protein (PABP) may be autoregulated by the binding of PABP to the A-rich segment of its 5'-untranslated region (UTR). To test this hypothesis, we examined the effect of different fragments of the 5'-UTR from human PABP cDNA on the translation of the beta-galactosidase (beta-Gal) reporter gene. Presence of the(More)
Regulation of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level such as control of mRNA translation and stability is of fundamental importance because it allows cells to respond quickly to external signals, and change protein synthesis without new transcriptional activity. As such, control of translation and stability of mRNA play crucial roles in a variety(More)
Irradiation of chicken muscle cells with ultraviolet light (254 nm) to cross-link RNA and protein moieties was used to examine the polypeptide complements of cytoplasmic mRNA-protein complexes (mRNP). The polypeptides of translationally active mRNP complexes released from polysomes were compared to the repressed nonpolysomal cytoplasmic (free) mRNP(More)
Repression of poly(A)-binding protein (PABP) mRNA translation involves the binding of PABP to the adenine-rich autoregulatory sequence (ARS) in the 5'-untranslated region of its own mRNA. In this report, we show that the ARS forms a complex in vitro with PABP, and two additional polypeptides of 63 and 105 kDa. The 63 and 105 kDa polypeptides were(More)
Induction of heat shock proteins (HSPs) helps cells to survive severe hyperthermal stress and removes toxic unfolded proteins. At the same time, the cap-dependent translation of global cellular mRNA is inhibited, due to the loss of function of eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF)4F complex. It has been previously reported that, following heat shock, HSP27(More)
The cytoplasmic poly (A) binding protein (PABP) is important in mRNA translation and stability. In yeast, depletion of PABP leads to translation arrest. Similarly, the PABP gene in Drosophila is important for proper development. It is however uncertain, whether mammalian PABP is essential for mRNA translation. Here we showed the effect of PABP depletion on(More)
Ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNP) sedimenting between 10 and 15 S were isolated from the postpolysomal cytoplasmic fraction of embryonic chicken muscle. These RNP complexes lack mRNA but contain RNA with a sedimentation coefficient of 4.4 S. The 4.4 S RNA did not arise as a product of degradation during the course of the isolation procedure nor did it(More)
Cytoplasmic nonpolysomal mRNAs have been isolated in the form of 16-40S ribonucleoprotein particles from the postribosomal supernatant of 14-day-old chick embryonic muscles. An 8-20S RNA fraction isolated from these particles directs the synthesis of actin in a wheat germ embryo S-30 system, as judged by copurification of the products with chicken muscle(More)
Nonpolysomal cytoplasmic (free) mRNA.protein (mRNP) complexes of embryonic chicken muscle were purified by a combination of oligo(dT)-cellulose chromatography and sucrose density gradient centrifugation. The protein moieties of the purified mRNP complex were analyzed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis using separation according to charge in the first(More)