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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416677/structural-toggle-in-the-rnaseh-domain-of-prp8-helps-balance-splicing-fidelity-and-catalytic-efficiency
#1
Megan Mayerle, Madhura Raghavan, Sarah Ledoux, Argenta Price, Nicholas Stepankiw, Haralambos Hadjivassiliou, Erica A Moehle, Senén D Mendoza, Jeffrey A Pleiss, Christine Guthrie, John Abelson
Pre-mRNA splicing is an essential step of eukaryotic gene expression that requires both high efficiency and high fidelity. Prp8 has long been considered the "master regulator" of the spliceosome, the molecular machine that executes pre-mRNA splicing. Cross-linking and structural studies place the RNaseH domain (RH) of Prp8 near the spliceosome's catalytic core and demonstrate that prp8 alleles that map to a 17-aa extension in RH stabilize it in one of two mutually exclusive structures, the biological relevance of which are unknown...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408394/a-close-up-look-at-the-spliceosome-at-last
#2
John Abelson
Major developments in cryo-electron microscopy in the past three or four years have led to the solution of a number of spliceosome structures at high resolution, e.g., the fully assembled but not yet active spliceosome (Bact), the spliceosome just after the first step of splicing (C), and the spliceosome activated for the second step (C*). Therefore 30 years of genetics and biochemistry of the spliceosome can now be interpreted at the structural level. I have closely examined the RNase H domain of Prp8 in each of the structures...
April 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373290/a-genetic-screen-implicates-a-cwc16-yju2-ccdc130-protein-and-smu1-in-alternative-splicing-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#3
Tatsuo Kanno, Wen-Dar Lin, Jason Fu, Antonius Matzke, Marjori Matzke
To identify regulators of pre-mRNA splicing in plants, we developed a forward genetic screen based on an alternatively-spliced GFP reporter gene in Arabidopsis thaliana. In wild-type plants, three major splice variants issue from the GFP gene but only one represents a translatable GFP mRNA. Compared to wild-type seedlings, which exhibit an intermediate level of GFP expression, mutants identified in the screen feature either a 'GFP-weak' or 'Hyper-GFP' phenotype depending on the ratio of the three splice variants...
April 3, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088760/usp15-regulates-dynamic-protein-protein-interactions-of-the-spliceosome-through-deubiquitination-of-prp31
#4
Tanuza Das, Joon Kyu Park, Jinyoung Park, Eunji Kim, Michael Rape, Eunice EunKyeong Kim, Eun Joo Song
Post-translational modifications contribute to the spliceosome dynamics by facilitating the physical rearrangements of the spliceosome. Here, we report USP15, a deubiquitinating enzyme, as a regulator of protein-protein interactions for the spliceosome dynamics. We show that PRP31, a component of U4 snRNP, is modified with K63-linked ubiquitin chains by the PRP19 complex and deubiquitinated by USP15 and its substrate targeting factor SART3. USP15(SART3) makes a complex with USP4 and this ternary complex serves as a platform to deubiquitinate PRP31 and PRP3...
January 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076346/cryo-em-structure-of-a-human-spliceosome-activated-for-step-2-of-splicing
#5
Karl Bertram, Dmitry E Agafonov, Wen-Ti Liu, Olexandr Dybkov, Cindy L Will, Klaus Hartmuth, Henning Urlaub, Berthold Kastner, Holger Stark, Reinhard Lu Hrmann
Spliceosome rearrangements facilitated by RNA helicase PRP16 before catalytic step two of splicing are poorly understood. Here we report a 3D cryo-electron microscopy structure of the human spliceosomal C complex stalled directly after PRP16 action (C*). The architecture of the catalytic U2-U6 ribonucleoprotein (RNP) core of the human C* spliceosome is very similar to that of the yeast pre-Prp16 C complex. However, in C* the branched intron region is separated from the catalytic centre by approximately 20 Å, and its position close to the U6 small nuclear RNA ACAGA box is stabilized by interactions with the PRP8 RNase H-like and PRP17 WD40 domains...
February 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076345/structure-of-a-spliceosome-remodelled-for-exon-ligation
#6
Sebastian M Fica, Chris Oubridge, Wojciech P Galej, Max E Wilkinson, Xiao-Chen Bai, Andrew J Newman, Kiyoshi Nagai
The spliceosome excises introns from pre-mRNAs in two sequential transesterifications-branching and exon ligation-catalysed at a single catalytic metal site in U6 small nuclear RNA (snRNA). Recently reported structures of the spliceosomal C complex with the cleaved 5' exon and lariat-3'-exon bound to the catalytic centre revealed that branching-specific factors such as Cwc25 lock the branch helix into position for nucleophilic attack of the branch adenosine at the 5' splice site. Furthermore, the ATPase Prp16 is positioned to bind and translocate the intron downstream of the branch point to destabilize branching-specific factors and release the branch helix from the active site...
February 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053119/short-intron-derived-ncrnas
#7
Florent Hubé, Damien Ulveling, Alain Sureau, Sabrina Forveille, Claire Francastel
Introns represent almost half of the human genome, although they are eliminated from transcripts through RNA splicing. Yet, different classes of non-canonical miRNAs have been proposed to originate directly from intron splicing. Here, we considered the alternative splicing of introns as an interesting source of miRNAs, compatible with a developmental switch. We report computational prediction of new Short Intron-Derived ncRNAs (SID), defined as precursors of smaller ncRNAs like miRNAs and snoRNAs produced directly by splicing, and tested their dependence on each key factor in canonical or alternative miRNAs biogenesis (Drosha, DGCR8, DBR1, snRNP70, U2AF65, PRP8, Dicer, Ago2)...
January 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980089/structure-of-a-yeast-step-ii-catalytically-activated-spliceosome
#8
Chuangye Yan, Ruixue Wan, Rui Bai, Gaoxingyu Huang, Yigong Shi
Each cycle of precursor messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) splicing comprises two sequential reactions, first freeing the 5' exon and generating an intron lariat-3' exon and then ligating the two exons and releasing the intron lariat. The second reaction is executed by the step II catalytically activated spliceosome (known as the C* complex). Here, we present the cryo-electron microscopy structure of a C* complex from Saccharomyces cerevisiae at an average resolution of 4.0 angstroms. Compared with the preceding spliceosomal complex (C complex), the lariat junction has been translocated by 15 to 20 angstroms to vacate space for the incoming 3'-exon sequences...
January 13, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880071/interplay-of-cis-and-trans-regulatory-mechanisms-in-the-spliceosomal-rna-helicase-brr2
#9
Eva Absmeier, Christian Becke, Jan Wollenhaupt, Karine F Santos, Markus C Wahl
RNA helicase Brr2 is implicated in multiple phases of pre-mRNA splicing and thus requires tight regulation. Brr2 can be auto-inhibited via a large N-terminal region folding back onto its helicase core and auto-activated by a catalytically inactive C-terminal helicase cassette. Furthermore, it can be regulated in trans by the Jab1 domain of the Prp8 protein, which can inhibit Brr2 by intermittently inserting a C-terminal tail in the enzyme's RNA-binding tunnel or activate the helicase after removal of this tail...
January 2, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792457/functions-and-regulation-of-the-brr2-rna-helicase-during-splicing
#10
Eva Absmeier, Karine F Santos, Markus C Wahl
Pre-mRNA splicing entails the stepwise assembly of an inactive spliceosome, its catalytic activation, splicing catalysis and spliceosome disassembly. Transitions in this reaction cycle are accompanied by compositional and conformational rearrangements of the underlying RNA-protein interaction networks, which are driven and controlled by 8 conserved superfamily 2 RNA helicases. The Ski2-like helicase, Brr2, provides the key remodeling activity during spliceosome activation and is additionally implicated in the catalytic and disassembly phases of splicing, indicating that Brr2 needs to be tightly regulated during splicing...
December 16, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760804/the-reverse-transcriptase-rna-maturase-protein-matr-is-required-for-the-splicing-of-various-group-ii-introns-in-brassicaceae-mitochondria
#11
Laure D Sultan, Daria Mileshina, Felix Grewe, Katarzyna Rolle, Sivan Abudraham, Paweł Głodowicz, Adnan Khan Niazi, Ido Keren, Sofia Shevtsov, Liron Klipcan, Jan Barciszewski, Jeffrey P Mower, André Dietrich, Oren Ostersetzer-Biran
Group II introns are large catalytic RNAs that are ancestrally related to nuclear spliceosomal introns. Sequences corresponding to group II RNAs are found in many prokaryotes and are particularly prevalent within plants organellar genomes. Proteins encoded within the introns themselves (maturases) facilitate the splicing of their own host pre-RNAs. Mitochondrial introns in plants have diverged considerably in sequence and have lost their maturases. In angiosperms, only a single maturase has been retained in the mitochondrial DNA: the matR gene found within NADH dehydrogenase 1 (nad1) intron 4...
November 2016: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562955/molecular-architecture-of-the-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-activated-spliceosome
#12
Reinhard Rauhut, Patrizia Fabrizio, Olexandr Dybkov, Klaus Hartmuth, Vladimir Pena, Ashwin Chari, Vinay Kumar, Chung-Tien Lee, Henning Urlaub, Berthold Kastner, Holger Stark, Reinhard Lührmann
The activated spliceosome (B(act)) is in a catalytically inactive state and is remodeled into a catalytically active machine by the RNA helicase Prp2, but the mechanism is unclear. Here, we describe a 3D electron cryomicroscopy structure of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae B(act) complex at 5.8-angstrom resolution. Our model reveals that in B(act), the catalytic U2/U6 RNA-Prp8 ribonucleoprotein core is already established, and the 5' splice site (ss) is oriented for step 1 catalysis but occluded by protein. The first-step nucleophile-the branchsite adenosine-is sequestered within the Hsh155 HEAT domain and is held 50 angstroms away from the 5'ss...
September 23, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459055/cryo-em-structure-of-the-spliceosome-immediately-after-branching
#13
Wojciech P Galej, Max E Wilkinson, Sebastian M Fica, Chris Oubridge, Andrew J Newman, Kiyoshi Nagai
Precursor mRNA (pre-mRNA) splicing proceeds by two consecutive transesterification reactions via a lariat-intron intermediate. Here we present the 3.8 Å cryo-electron microscopy structure of the spliceosome immediately after lariat formation. The 5'-splice site is cleaved but remains close to the catalytic Mg(2+) site in the U2/U6 small nuclear RNA (snRNA) triplex, and the 5'-phosphate of the intron nucleotide G(+1) is linked to the branch adenosine 2'OH. The 5'-exon is held between the Prp8 amino-terminal and linker domains, and base-pairs with U5 snRNA loop 1...
September 8, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445308/structure-of-a-yeast-catalytic-step-i-spliceosome-at-3-4-%C3%A3-resolution
#14
Ruixue Wan, Chuangye Yan, Rui Bai, Gaoxingyu Huang, Yigong Shi
Each cycle of pre-messenger RNA splicing, carried out by the spliceosome, comprises two sequential transesterification reactions, which result in the removal of an intron and the joining of two exons. Here we report an atomic structure of a catalytic step I spliceosome (known as the C complex) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as determined by cryo-electron microscopy at an average resolution of 3.4 angstroms. In the structure, the 2'-OH of the invariant adenine nucleotide in the branch point sequence (BPS) is covalently joined to the phosphate at the 5' end of the 5' splice site (5'SS), forming an intron lariat...
August 26, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445306/structure-of-a-yeast-activated-spliceosome-at-3-5-%C3%A3-resolution
#15
Chuangye Yan, Ruixue Wan, Rui Bai, Gaoxingyu Huang, Yigong Shi
Pre-messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) splicing is carried out by the spliceosome, which undergoes an intricate assembly and activation process. Here, we report an atomic structure of an activated spliceosome (known as the B(act) complex) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, determined by cryo-electron microscopy at an average resolution of 3.52 angstroms. The final refined model contains U2 and U5 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (snRNPs), U6 small nuclear RNA (snRNA), nineteen complex (NTC), NTC-related (NTR) protein, and a 71-nucleotide pre-mRNA molecule, which amount to 13,505 amino acids from 38 proteins and a combined molecular mass of about 1...
August 26, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27368340/a-protein-map-of-the-yeast-activated-spliceosome-as-obtained-by-electron-microscopy
#16
Chengfu Sun, Norbert Rigo, Patrizia Fabrizio, Berthold Kastner, Reinhard Lührmann
We have elucidated the spatial arrangement of proteins and snRNP subunits within the purified spliceosomal B(act) complex from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, using negative-stain immunoelectron microscopy. The B(act) spliceosome exhibits a mushroom-like shape with a main body connected to a foot and a steep and a shallow slope. The U5 core components, including proteins Snu114 and Prp8, are located in the main body and foot, while Brr2 is on the shallow slope. U2 snRNP components and the RNA helicase Prp2 were predominantly located in the upper regions of both slopes...
September 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27354531/substrate-assisted-mechanism-of-rnp-disruption-by-the-spliceosomal-brr2-rna-helicase
#17
Matthias Theuser, Claudia Höbartner, Markus C Wahl, Karine F Santos
The Brr2 RNA helicase disrupts the U4/U6 di-small nuclear RNA-protein complex (di-snRNP) during spliceosome activation via ATP-driven translocation on the U4 snRNA strand. However, it is unclear how bound proteins influence U4/U6 unwinding, which regions of the U4/U6 duplex the helicase actively unwinds, and whether U4/U6 components are released as individual molecules or as subcomplexes. Here, we set up a recombinant Brr2-mediated U4/U6 di-snRNP disruption system, showing that sequential addition of the U4/U6 proteins small nuclear ribonucleoprotein-associated protein 1 (Snu13), pre-mRNA processing factor 31 (Prp31), and Prp3 to U4/U6 di-snRNA leads to a stepwise decrease of Brr2-mediated U4/U6 unwinding, but that unwinding is largely restored by a Brr2 cofactor, the C-terminal Jab1/MPN domain of the Prp8 protein...
July 12, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27136328/crystal-structures-of-a-group-ii-intron-maturase-reveal-a-missing-link-in-spliceosome-evolution
#18
Chen Zhao, Anna Marie Pyle
Group II introns are self-splicing ribozymes that are essential in many organisms, and they have been hypothesized to share a common evolutionary ancestor with the spliceosome. Although structural similarity of RNA components supports this connection, it is of interest to determine whether associated protein factors also share an evolutionary heritage. Here we present the crystal structures of reverse transcriptase (RT) domains from two group II intron-encoded proteins (maturases) from Roseburia intestinalis and Eubacterium rectale, obtained at 1...
June 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27136327/structure-of-a-group-ii-intron-in-complex-with-its-reverse-transcriptase
#19
Guosheng Qu, Prem Singh Kaushal, Jia Wang, Hideki Shigematsu, Carol Lyn Piazza, Rajendra Kumar Agrawal, Marlene Belfort, Hong-Wei Wang
Bacterial group II introns are large catalytic RNAs related to nuclear spliceosomal introns and eukaryotic retrotransposons. They self-splice, yielding mature RNA, and integrate into DNA as retroelements. A fully active group II intron forms a ribonucleoprotein complex comprising the intron ribozyme and an intron-encoded protein that performs multiple activities including reverse transcription, in which intron RNA is copied into the DNA target. Here we report cryo-EM structures of an endogenously spliced Lactococcus lactis group IIA intron in its ribonucleoprotein complex form at 3...
June 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27114555/recruitment-of-the-nineteen-complex-to-the-activated-spliceosome-requires-atprmt5
#20
Xian Deng, Tiancong Lu, Lulu Wang, Lianfeng Gu, Jing Sun, Xiangfeng Kong, Chunyan Liu, Xiaofeng Cao
Protein arginine methylation, catalyzed by protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs), is involved in a multitude of biological processes in eukaryotes. Symmetric arginine dimethylation mediated by PRMT5 modulates constitutive and alternative pre-mRNA splicing of diverse genes to regulate normal growth and development in multiple species; however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. A genetic screen for suppressors of an Arabidopsis symmetric arginine dimethyltransferase mutant, atprmt5, identified two gain-of-function alleles of pre-mRNA processing factor 8 gene (prp8-8 and prp8-9), the highly conserved core component of the U5 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) and the spliceosome...
May 10, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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