The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Matrin CYP, an SR-rich cyclophilin that associates with the nuclear matrix and splicing factors.

We report the identification and cloning of a nuclear matrix protein termed matrin cyclophilin or matrin CYP. The derived sequence of matrin cyp encodes a protein of 752 amino acids with a predicted mass of 88 kDa. A 172-residue stretch at the amino terminus shows high identity with the ubiquitous family of cyclophilins. Clustered throughout the carboxyl half of the protein are a series of serine-arginine (SR) repeats that are a characteristic feature of many RNA splicing factors. Antibodies raised against matrin CYP recognize a 106-kDa antigen that is detected in isolated nuclei and quantitatively subfractionates in the nuclear matrix. Laser scanning confocal microscopy localizes most of the anti-matrin CYP-specific antigen within the nucleus in a pattern of large bright speckles that co-localize with splicing factors and diffuse nucleoplasmic staining. A strikingly similar pattern of staining is observed in cells extracted for in situ nuclear matrices. A fusion protein containing the cyclophilin domain of matrin CYP exhibits cyclosporin A (CsA)-sensitive, peptidylprolyl cis-trans-isomerase activity that is characteristic of native cyclophilins. Although total rat liver nuclei contains predominantly CsA-resistant PPIase activity, the corresponding activity in the nuclear matrix is largely CsA-sensitive.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities