Mark H. L. Lambermon

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Efficient splicing of higher plant pre-mRNAs depends on AU- or U-rich sequences in introns. Moreover, AU-rich sequences present in 3'-untranslated regions (3'-UTRs) may play a role in 3' end processing of plant mRNAs. Here, we describe the cloning and characterization of a Nicotiana plumbaginifolia nuclear protein that can be cross-linked to U-rich intron(More)
Most plant mRNAs are synthesized as precursors containing one or more intervening sequences (introns) that are removed during the process of splicing. The basic mechanism of spliceosome assembly and intron excision is similar in all eukaryotes. However, the recognition of introns in plants has some unique features, which distinguishes it from the reactions(More)
Nicotiana plumbaginifolia UBP1 is an hnRNP-like protein associated with the poly(A)(+) RNA in the cell nucleus. Consistent with a role in pre-mRNA processing, overexpression of UBP1 in N. plumabaginifolia protoplasts enhances the splicing of suboptimal introns and increases the steady-state levels of reporter mRNAs, even intronless ones. The latter effect(More)
Individual steps in the processing of pre-mRNA, including 5'-end cap formation, splicing, and 3'-end processing (cleavage and polyadenylation) are highly integrated and can influence one another. In addition, prior splicing can influence downstream steps in gene expression, including export of mRNA from the nucleus. However, the factors and mechanisms(More)
The PWI motif is a highly conserved domain of unknown function in the SRm160 splicing and 3'-end cleavage-stimulatory factor, as well as in several other known or putative pre-mRNA processing components. We show here that the PWI motif is a new type of RNA/DNA-binding domain that has an equal preference for single- and double-stranded nucleic acids.(More)
Genes for the snRNP proteins U1-70K, U1-A, Sm-B'/B, Sm-D1 and Sm-E have been isolated from various metazoan species. The genes for Sm-D1 and Sm-E, which were isolated from a murine and human source respectively, appear to belong to a multigene family. It has been suggested that also for the mammalian U1-C protein such a multigene family exists. With the(More)
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