Kaoru Masuyama

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Different RNA species are exported from the nucleus by distinct mechanisms. Among the different RNAs, mRNAs and major spliceosomal U snRNAs share several structural similarities, yet they are exported by distinct factors. We previously showed that U1 snRNAs behaved like an mRNA in nuclear export if various approximately 300-nucleotide fragments were(More)
Intron-containing pre-mRNAs are normally retained in the nucleus until they are spliced to produce mature mRNAs that are exported to the cytoplasm. Although the detailed mechanism is not well understood, the formation of splicing-related complexes on pre-mRNAs is thought to be responsible for the nuclear retention. Therefore, pre-mRNAs containing suboptimal(More)
Different classes of RNA are exported to the cytoplasm by distinct mechanisms. Each class of RNA forms distinct complexes with nuclear proteins prior to its export to the cytoplasm. In our attempt to obtain comprehensive information of protein factors that specifically associate with mRNAs in the nucleus, we performed in vivo UV-crosslinking analysis after(More)
Purine-rich exonic splicing enhancers (ESEs) stimulate splicing of the adjacent introns with suboptimal splice sites. To elucidate the mechanism regarding ESEs, factors specifically associated with ESEs in HeLa cell nuclear extracts were previously investigated, and shown to include SR (serine/arginine-rich) proteins. However, factors associated with ESEs(More)
Results obtained from in vitro experiments often need to be confirmed by in vivo experiments. The study of RNA-protein interactions is no exception. Information on RNA-protein complex formation in the cell is important for understanding the mechanisms of cellular RNA metabolism such as RNA processing and transport. For such purposes, Xenopus oocytes are(More)
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