Published in Healthcare Finance, Tax and Law Weekly, June 16th, 2004
According to recent research from Brandeis University, "The exon junction complex (EJC), a set of proteins deposited on mRNAs as a consequence of pre-mRNA splicing, is a key effector of downstream mRNA metabolism. We have identified eIF4AIII, a member of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4A family of RNA helicases (also known as DExH/D box proteins), as a novel EJC core component."
"Crosslinking and antibody inhibition studies suggest that eIF4AIII constitutes at least part of the platform anchoring other EJC components to spliced mRNAs. A nucleocytoplasmic shuttling protein,...
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