mRNAs that mature through trans-splicing in Caenorhabditis elegans have a trimethylguanosine cap at their 5' termini.

@article{Doren1990mRNAsTM,
  title={mRNAs that mature through trans-splicing in Caenorhabditis elegans have a trimethylguanosine cap at their 5' termini.},
  author={K Van Doren and David Hirsh},
  journal={Molecular and cellular biology},
  year={1990},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={1769-72}
}
Approximately 10% of the mRNAs in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans mature through a trans-splicing mechanism that involves the transfer of a 22-nucleotide spliced leader to the 5' end of the pre-mRNA. The spliced leader RNA exists as a small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particle and has the trimethylguanosine cap that is characteristic of eucaryotic small nuclear RNAs. We found that the trimethylguanosine cap present on the spliced leader RNA was transferred to the pre-mRNA during the trans… CONTINUE READING
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