Véronique Segault

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The box C/D snoRNAs function in directing 2'-O-methylation and/or as chaperones in the processing of ribosomal RNA. We show here that Snu13p (15.5 kD in human), a component of the U4/U6.U5 tri-snRNP, is also associated with the box C/D snoRNAs. Indeed, genetic depletion of Snu13p in yeast leads to a major defect in RNA metabolism. The box C/D motif can be(More)
The origin of the intervening sequences (introns), which are removed during RNA maturation, is currently unknown. They are found in most genes encoding messenger RNAs, but are lacking in almost all small nuclear (sn)RNAs. One exceptional snRNA (U6) is part of the spliceosomal machinery that is involved in messenger RNA maturation. It has been suggested that(More)
The conformation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae U3 snRNA (snR17A RNA) in solution was studied using enzymatic and chemical probes. In vitro synthesized and authentic snR17A RNAs have a similar conformation in solution. The S. cerevisiae U3 snRNA is folded in two distinct domains. The 5'-domain has a low degree of compactness; it is constituted of two stem-loop(More)
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