Washington University in St. Louis

Publication for the You Lab.

Congratulations to Andrew Nickless and Zhongsheng You on their recent publication in Cell & Bioscience!

Andrew Nickless, Julie M. Bailis and Zhongsheng You  (2017)  Control of gene expression through the nonsense-mediated RNA decay pathway.  Cell & Bioscience, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13578-017-0153-7.

Abstract:  Nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) was originally discovered as a cellular surveillance pathway that safeguards the quality of mRNA transcripts in eukaryotic cells. In its canonical function, NMD prevents translation of mutant mRNAs harboring premature termination codons (PTCs) by targeting them for degradation. However, recent studies have shown that NMD has a much broader role in gene expression by regulating the stability of many normal transcripts. In this review, we discuss the function of NMD in normal physiological processes, its dynamic regulation by developmental and environmental cues, and its association with human disease.

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