M Robert-Le Meur

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Polynucleotide phosphorylase, a 3' to 5' processive exoribonuclease is post-transcriptionally autocontrolled and it was previously shown that this control is dependent on a 5' processing by RNase III. In this paper, the mechanism of regulation is analyzed by studying the properties of a pnp-lacZ translational gene fusion. It is shown that this message is(More)
It has been previously shown that the pnp messenger RNAs are cleaved by RNase III at the 5' end and that these cleavages induce a rapid decay of these messengers. A translational fusion between pnp and lacZ was introduced into the chromosome of a delta lac strain to study the expression of pnp. In the presence of increased cellular concentrations of(More)
This work was aimed at generating a novel system for gene transfer to tumor cell, combining the advantages of non-viral gene transfer methods with those of transfer by recombinant retroviruses. We replaced the env gene of an infectious Moloney murine leukemia provirus with the gene coding for the thymidine kinase of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1-TK). The(More)
Polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase) synthesis is translationally autocontrolled via an RNase III-dependent mechanism, which results in a tight correlation between protein level and messenger stability. In cells grown at 18 degrees C, the amount of PNPase is twice that found in cells grown at 30 degrees C. To investigate whether this effect was(More)
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