Studies have shown that the bulk of eukaryotic genomes is transcribed. Transcriptome maps are frequently updated, but low-abundant transcripts have probably gone unnoticed. To eliminate RNA degradation, we depleted the exonucleolytic RNA exosome from human cells and then subjected the RNA to tiling microarray analysis. This revealed a class of short,… (More)
PROMoter uPstream Transcripts (PROMPTs) were identified as a new class of human RNAs, which are heterologous in length and produced only upstream of the promoters of active protein-coding genes. Here, we show that PROMPTs carry 3'-adenosine tails and 5'-cap structures. However, unlike mRNAs, PROMPTs are largely nuclear and rapidly turned over by the RNA… (More)
We have identified an essential gene, called FIP1, encoding a 327 amino acid protein interacting with yeast poly(A) polymerase (PAP1) in the two-hybrid assay. Recombinant FIP1 protein forms a 1:1 complex with PAP1 in vitro. At 37 degrees C, a thermosensitive allele of FIP1 shows a shortening of poly(A) tails and a decrease in the steady-state level of actin… (More)
Efficient and accurate gene expression requires the coordination of multiple steps along the pathway of mRNA and protein synthesis. Now, Harel-Sharvit et al. (2010) show that transcriptional imprinting of mRNAs with two subunits of RNA polymerase II, Rbp4p and Rpb7p, guides transcripts to the translation apparatus.
• Jesper Nielsen and Thomas Mailund: Snple-a software library and le format for large scale association mapping and population genetics studies. RNA polymerase plays both sides: Vivid and bidirectional transcription around and upstream of active promoters. A sub-cubic time algorithm for computing the quartet distance between two general trees. Abstract… (More)