Véronique Senty-Ségault

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The ribosomal L7Ae protein of archaea has the peculiarity to be a component of the C/D and H/ACA snRNPs, that guide rRNA post-transcriptional modifications. Its yeast (Snu13p) and human (15.5kDa protein) homologs are only found in C/D snoRNPs and the (U4/U6, U5) spliceosomal tri-snRNP. By using a large variety of RNAs, we compared the RNA-binding(More)
In eukaryotes, U3 snoRNA is essential for pre-rRNA maturation. Its 5'-domain was found to form base pair interactions with the 18S and 5'-ETS parts of the pre-rRNA. In Xenopus laevis, two segments of U3 snoRNA form base-pair interactions with the 5'-ETS region and only one of them is essential to the maturation process. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, two(More)
The 15.5-kD protein and its yeast homolog Snu13p bind U4 snRNA, U3 snoRNA, and the C/D box snoRNAs. In U4 snRNA, they associate with a helix-bulge-helix (K-turn) structure. U3 snoRNA contains two conserved pairs of boxes, C'/D and B/C, which were both expected to bind the 15.5-kD/Snu13 protein. Only binding to the B/C motif was experimentally demonstrated.(More)
The eukaryal Snu13p/15.5K protein binds K-turn motifs in U4 snRNA and snoRNAs. Two Snu13p/15.5K molecules bind the nucleolar U3 snoRNA required for the early steps of preribosomal processing. Binding of one molecule on the C'/D motif allows association of proteins Nop1p, Nop56p, and Nop58p, whereas binding of the second molecule on the B/C motif allows(More)
The U3 box C/D snoRNA is one key element of 90S pre-ribosome. It contains a 5΄ domain pairing with pre-rRNA and the U3B/C and U3C΄/D motifs for U3 packaging into a unique small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein particle (snoRNP). The RNA-binding protein Snu13/SNU13 nucleates on U3B/C the assembly of box C/D proteins Nop1p/FBL and Nop56p/NOP56, and the U3-specific(More)
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