Biochemical properties of a novel U2AF65 protein isoform generated by alternative RNA splicing.

A variety of RNA binding proteins with one or more RNA recognition (RNP-CS) motifs play essential roles in the pre-mRNA splicing process. One such factor, the U2 snRNP auxiliary factor large subunit (U2AF65), contains three RNP-CS motifs each of which is required for high affinity binding to polypyrimidine tracts. Here we report the isolation of a natural… CONTINUE READING