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Título: Characterization of an Internal Ribosome Entry Site (IRES) in p53 mRNA
Autor: Neves, Ana Rita
Lacerda, Rafaela
Marques-Ramos, Ana
Romão, Luísa
Matsuda, M.
Candeias, Marco
Palavras-chave: Cancer
Internal Ribosome Entry Site (IRES)
mRNA Translation
Genómica Funcional e Estrutural
Expressão Génica
Data: 30-Mai-2017
Resumo: The tumour suppressor p53 gene is one of the most studied cancer-related genes. So far, many p53 isoforms have been identified either resulting from alternative splicing or from non-canonical translation mechanisms. It is known that cap-dependent translation is repressed under stress conditions to preserve energy. Therefore, other translational mechanisms are required to keep the synthesis of vital proteins. Internal Ribosome Entry Sites (IRESes) were first discovered in viruses, and then observed in eukaryotes, as secondary structures present in RNA that were capable of recruiting ribosomes to the vicinity of an initiation codon inserted in an optimal environment allowing cap-independent translation of mRNAs. Translation of Δ40p53, a p53 isoform, is one example of this non-canonical mechanism due to the presence of an IRES near an alternative initiation codon (AUG40). Here, we will present and characterize a new IRES in p53 mRNA. We present details on the localization, structure, function and regulation of this IRES under normal and stress conditions. Importantly, our data reveals that the function of this IRES is required for cell survival and proliferation under certain cell conditions. This finding can have grave implications for understanding p53 function dynamics and cancer progression in specific environments.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/5161
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