Ribonucleoprotein formation by the ORF1 protein of the non-LTR retrotransposon Tx1L in Xenopus oocytes.


The Tx1L elements constitute a family of site-specific non-LTR retrotransposons found in the genome of the frog Xenopus laevis . The elements have two open reading frames (ORFs) with homology to proteins of retroviruses and other retroelements. This study demonstrates an expected activity of one of the element-encoded proteins. The RNA binding properties of… (More)