Two different snoRNAs are encoded in introns of amphibian and human L1 ribosomal protein genes.

@article{Prislei1993TwoDS,
  title={Two different snoRNAs are encoded in introns of amphibian and human L1 ribosomal protein genes.},
  author={Silvia Prislei and Alessandro Michienzi and Carlo Presutti and Paola Fragapane and Irene Bozzoni},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 25},
  pages={5824-30}
}
We previously reported that the third intron of the X.laevis L1 ribosomal protein gene encodes for a snoRNA called U16. Here we show that four different introns of the same gene contain another previously uncharacterized snoRNA (U18) which is associated with fibrillarin in the nucleolus and which originates by processing of the pre-mRNA. The pathway of U18 RNA release from the pre-mRNA is the same as the one described for U16: primary endonucleolytic cleavages upstream and downstream of the U18… CONTINUE READING