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

The DExH box protein Suv3p is a component of a yeast mitochondrial 3'-to-5' exoribonuclease that suppresses group I intron toxicity.

The yeast mitochondrial protein Suv3p is a putative NTP-dependent RNA helicase. Here we report that in cells lacking Suv3p, there is an approximately 50-fold increase in the excised form of the group I intron omega of the mitochondrial 31S rRNA gene. Surprisingly, little mature 21S rRNA accumulates in those cells; instead, unligated 21S rRNA exons appear. Intron overaccumulation could lead to spliced exon reopening via a reaction known to be catalyzed by group I introns in vitro. We also show that Suv3p is a functional component of a novel mitochondrial NTP-dependent 3'-to-5' exoribonuclease activity that can degrade group I intron RNAs. These findings account for group I intron overaccumulation in cells lacking Suv3p and define a novel function for putative RNA helicases in direct RNA degradation.[1]


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