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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Expression of the split gene cob in yeast: evidence for a precursor of a " maturase" protein translated from intron 4 and preceding exons.

Intron 4 (14) of the split gene cob in mitochondrial DNA contains a long open reading frame in phase with the preceding exon. Mutations in this intron block the excision of the 14 sequence from the cob precursor RNA and, at the same time, generate a series of new polypeptides, parts of which apparently result from translation of 14 sequences. We sequenced six mutations clustered in the upstream part of the open reading frame, about 340 bp from the exon-intron boundary (box9 cluster). Four are base pair exchanges in the same triplet of this region; these form the polypeptides typical for 14 plus a trans-acting product encoded by 14, as shown by complementation studies. The other two mutations--a -2 bp deletion at the same site, causing frameshift with a chain-terminating codon within a few triplets, and a base pair exchange at a nearby site--affect both the formation of 14 typical translation products and the trans-acting function. These results on box9 mutants combined with results on box7 mutants suggest that an 14-encoded " maturase" protein (apparent molecular weight, 27,000) is cleaved off a precursor protein (apparent molecular weight, 55,000) encoded by exon sequences B1 to B4 and the intron open reading frame. We further discuss the role of the box9 nucleotide sequence in the maturation of cob-specific RNA.[1]


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