Intranuclear degradation of nonsense codon-containing mRNA

Bühler, Marc and Wilkinson, Miles F. and Mühlemann, Oliver. (2002) Intranuclear degradation of nonsense codon-containing mRNA. EMBO reports, Vol. 3, H. 7. pp. 646-651.

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Most vertebrate mRNAs with premature termination codons (PTCs) are specifically recognized and degraded by a process referred to as nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) while still associated with the nucleus. However, it is still a matter of debate whether PTCs can be identified by intranuclear scanning or only by ribosomes on the cytoplasmic side of the nuclear envelope. Here we show that inhibition of mRNA export by two independent approaches does not affect the downregulation of PTC-containing T-cell receptor beta transcripts in the nuclear fraction of mammalian cells, providing strong evidence for intranuclear NMD. Our results are fully consistent with recently reported evidence for nuclear translation and suggest that an important biological role for nuclear ribosomes is the early elimination of nonsense mRNA during a pioneer round of translation.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Friedrich Miescher Institut FMI
UniBasel Contributors:Bühler, Marc
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
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