Soonmee Jeon

Learn More
The major biochemical activities ascribed to Kem1p/Xrn1p of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are 5'-3' exoribonuclease functioning in RNA turnover and a microtubule-binding protein. Mutational analysis has shown that Kem1p/Xrn1p participates in microtubule-related functions such as nuclear fusion (karyogamy) during mating, chromosome transmission, and spindle pole(More)
The RNA helicase Rok1 plays a role in rRNA processing and in control of cell cycle progression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We identified two upstream open reading frames (uORFs) within the ROK1 5' untranslated region, which inhibited Rok1 translation. Mutating uATG to uAAG or generation of a premature stop codon in the uORFs resulted in increased Rok1p(More)
Rok1, a DEAD-box RNA helicase, is involved in rRNA processing and the control of cell cycle progression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Rok1 protein expression is cell cycle-regulated, declining at G1/S and increasing at G2. The downregulation of Rok1 expression in G1/S phase is mediated by the inhibitory action of two upstream open reading frames (uORFs) in(More)
  • 1