Purification and characterization of pre-mRNA splicing factor SF2 from HeLa cells

Krainer, A. R., Conway, G. C., Kozak, D. (July 1990) Purification and characterization of pre-mRNA splicing factor SF2 from HeLa cells. Genes & Development, 4 (7). pp. 1158-1171. ISSN 0890-9369

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URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2145194
DOI: 10.1101/gad.4.7.1158

Abstract

SF2, an activity necessary for 5' splice site cleavage and lariat formation during pre-mRNA splicing in vitro, has been purified to near homogeneity from HeLa cells. The purest fraction contains only two related polypeptides of 33 kD. This fraction is sufficient to complement an S100 fraction, which contains the remaining splicing factors, to splice several pre-mRNAs. The optimal amount of SF2 required for efficient splicing depends on the pre-mRNA substrate. SF2 is distinct from the hnRNP A1 and U1 snRNP a polypeptides, which are similar in size. Endogenous hnRNA copurifies with SF2, but this activity does not appear to have an essential RNA component. SF2 appear to be necessary for the assembly or stabilization of the earliest specific prespliceosome complex, although in the absence of other components, it can bind RNA in a nonspecific manner. SF2 copurifies with an activity that promotes the annealing of complementary RNAs. Thus, SF2 may promote specific RNA-RNA interactions between snRNAs and pre-mRNA, between complementary snRNA regions, and/or involving intramolecular pre-mRNA helices. Other purified proteins with RNA annealing activity cannot substitute for SF2 in the splicing reaction.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > pre-mRNA
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > splicing factor
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Communities: CSHL labs > Krainer lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: July 1990
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 21:13
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 21:13
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28962

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