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Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by expansion of 55-200 CGG repeats in the 5'-UTR of the FMR1 gene. FXTAS is characterized by action tremor, gait ataxia and impaired executive cognitive functioning. It has been proposed that FXTAS is caused by titration of RNA-binding proteins by the expanded CGG(More)
With anti-hnRNP monoclonal antibody 6D12 we previously showed in HeLa cells that as early as 10 min after the onset of a heat shock at 45 degrees C, a 72.5-74 kDa antigen doublet leaves the hnRNPs and strongly associates with the nuclear matrix, the effect being reversed after a 6 h recovery at 37 degrees C. cDNA cloning and sequencing enabled us to(More)
Human ras genes play central roles in coupling extracellular signals with complex intracellular networks controlling proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis, among others processes. c-H-ras pre-mRNA can be alternatively processed into two mRNAs due to the inclusion or exclusion of the alternative exon IDX; this renders two proteins, p21H-Ras and(More)
The highly conserved SR family contains a growing number of phosphoproteins acting as both essential and alternative splicing factors. In this study, we have cloned human genomic and cDNA sequences encoding a novel SR protein designated SRp46. Nucleotide sequence analyses have revealed that the SRp46 gene corresponds to an expressed PR264/SC35(More)
The human splicing factor 2, also called human alternative splicing factor (hASF), is the prototype of the highly conserved SR protein family involved in constitutive and regulated splicing of metazoan mRNA precursors. Here we report that the Drosophila homologue of hASF (dASF) lacks eight repeating arginine-serine dipeptides at its carboxyl-terminal region(More)
We have developed an in vitro splicing system using a HeLa cell nuclear extract that is highly active for the alternative splicing of the natural E1A transcripts. The efficiency of using the three alternative 5' splice sites is strongly dependent on the ionic conditions in the reaction, and the simultaneous production of the 13S, 12S, and 9S mRNA species is(More)
In the early period of cellular infection by adenovirus 2, the E2A region gives rise to 2 major mRNA species of 2.0 and 2.3 kilobases, formed by alternative excisions of intron 2 (Gattoni et al., 1986, J. Mol. Biol. 187, 379-307). We have analysed the excision pathways of this intron. Two major intron species of 626 and 337 nucleotides, generated by the use(More)
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