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Chapter 5 RNA splicing is a process that removes introns and joins exons in a primary transcript. An intron usually contains a clear signal for splicing e. In some cases e.
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In rare cases e. Splicing signal Most introns start from the sequence GU and end with the sequence AG in the 5' to 3' direction. They are referred to as the splice donor and splice acceptor site, respectively.
However, the sequences at the two sites are not sufficient to signal the presence of an intron. Another important sequence is called the branch site located 20 - 50 bases upstream of the acceptor site.
The consensus sequence for splicing. Splicing mechanism The detailed splicing mechanism is quite complex. In short, it involves five snRNAs and their associated proteins. These ribonucleoproteins form a large 60S complex, called spliceosome. Then, after a two-step enzymatic reaction, the intron is removed and two neighboring exons are joined together see Alberts et al.
The branch point A residue plays a critical role in the enzymatic reaction. Schematic drawing for the formation of the spliceosome during RNA splicing. This gene contains two introns and three exons.
Interestingly, the codon of the 30th amino acid, AGG, is separated by an intron. As a result, the first two nucleotides AG are in one exon and the third nucleotide G is in another exon. U5 and U3 represent untranslated regions at the 5' and 3' end, respectively.
They differ in the number of inserts at the N-terminal half and the number of repeats at the C-terminal half. The number of repeats may be either 3 or 4.
The 4-repeat 4R Tau includes the second repeat encoded by exon The repeat region is the microtubule binding domain. The 4R Tau binds to, assembles, and stabilizes microtubules more effectively than 3R Tau.
In a healthy adult brain, the levels of 4R and 3R Tau proteins are approximately equal. Distortion of the balance will lead to neurodegeneration such as Alzheimer's disease. The underlying mechanism is explained in this book. The gene, mRNA and protein isoforms of Tau. In Tau genomic structure top panelthe black boxes represent constitutive exons, and the gray and empty boxes represent alternative spliced exons.The expression of Nef early in the viral life cycle ensures T-cell activation and the establishment of a persistent state of infection, two basic attributes of HIV infection.
Viral expression of Nef induces numerous changes within the infected cell including the modulation of protein cell surface expression, cytoskeletal remodeling, and signal .
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Just. The virion-associated Nef proteins are cleaved by the viral protease to release the soluble C-terminal core protein. Nef is probably cleaved concomitantly with viral structural proteins on maturation of .
Nef is an HIV protein that is 27 kDa in size. It is located in perinuclear spaces as well as in the host cell membrane and in the cytosol. Nef is still expressed after initiation of antiretrovial therapy and secreted into the extracellular environment.