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Publication : The SXL-UNR corepressor complex uses a PABP-mediated mechanism to inhibit ribosome recruitment to msl-2 mRNA.

First Author  Duncan Kent E Year  2009
Journal  Mol Cell Volume  36
Pages  571-82 PubMed ID  19941818
Abstract Text  Drosophila female viability requires translational repression of msl-2 mRNA by the SXL-UNR 3' UTR corepressor complex, which inhibits ribosome recruitment by an unknown mechanism. Here, we reveal a key role for the poly(A)-binding protein (PABP), a translational activator, in this inhibitory mechanism. Efficient msl-2 mRNA silencing via the 3' UTR requires both a poly(A) tail and PABP function, and we find that UNR directly interacts with PABP. To investigate how the repressor complex and PABP affect RNP composition during early steps in translation initiation, we established direct biochemical assays for synergistic recruitment of eIF4F and ribosomes by the cap and poly(A) tail. We find that the repressor complex targets ribosome binding after PABP-mediated recruitment of eIF4E/G. Our results uncover an important regulatory mechanism of Drosophila dosage compensation and provide insight into PABP-dependent translational control by 3' UTR-bound regulatory proteins. Doi  10.1016/j.molcel.2009.09.042
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