Publications by authors named "Gelena P Guens"

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Alternative forms of Y-box binding protein 1 and YB-1 mRNA.

PLoS One 2014 12;9(8):e104513. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Institute of Protein Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russian Federation.

The multifunctional eukaryotic protein YB-1 (Y-box binding protein 1) plays a role in DNA reparation, transcription regulation, splicing, and mRNA translation, thereby participating in many crucial events in cells. Its effect is dependent mostly on its amount, and hence, on regulation of its synthesis. Published data on regulation of synthesis of YB-1 mediated by its mRNA 5' UTR, and specifically on the 5' UTR length and the presence of TOP-like motifs in this region, are contradictory. Here we report that 5' UTRs of major forms of human, rabbit, and mouse YB-1 mRNAs are about 140 nucleotides long and contain no TOP-like motifs mentioned in the literature. Also, we have found that YB-1 specifically interacts with the 5' UTR of its own mRNA within a region of about 100 nucleotides upstream from the start codon. Apart from YB-1, translation of YB-1 mRNA in a cell free system gives an additional product with an extended N-terminus and lower electrophoretic mobility. The start codon for synthesis of the additional product is AUC at position -(60-58) of the same open reading frame as that for the major product. Also, in the cell there is an alternative YB-1 mRNA with exon 1 replaced by a part of intron 1; YB-1 synthesized in vitro from this mRNA contains, instead of its N-terminal A/P domain, 10-11 amino acids encoded by intron 1.
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