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Title: Inhibition of translation by mRNA encoding NIPP-1, a nuclear inhibitor of protein phosphatase-1
Authors: Wera, Stefaan ×
Van Eynde, Aleyde
Stalmans, Willy
Bollen, Mathieu #
Issue Date: Aug-1997
Publisher: Published by Springer-Verlag on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
Series Title: European Journal of Biochemistry vol:247 issue:1 pages:411-5
Abstract: Transient transfection of COS-1 cells with an expression vector for NIPP-1, a nuclear subunit of protein phosphatase-1, did not result in an overexpression of NIPP-1 protein, although the levels of mRNA encoding NIPP-1 increased dramatically. Moreover, high concentrations of NIPP-1 mRNA inhibited the translation in reticulocyte lysates of various unrelated mRNAs. This inhibition of translation was caused by the NIPP-1 messenger and not by the translation product, since mutation of the start codon abolished NIPP-1 protein production, but had no influence on the translational inhibition. Analysis of deletion mutants showed that the inhibition was mediated by a 0.5-kb fragment in the 5'-end of the NIPP-1 mRNA. This region, when inserted in the 5'-untranslated region of the beta-galactosidase messenger, inhibited the translation of beta-galactosidase mRNA in COS-1 cells. A predicted highly stable secondary structure deltaG = -239.5 kJ/mol) is present between residues 300 and 500 of NIPP-1 mRNA. The possible importance of this structure in the translational inhibition is discussed.
ISSN: 0014-2956
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biochemistry Section (Medicine) (-)
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
Laboratory of Biosignaling & Therapeutics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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