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Title: The exon junction complex controls transposable element activity by ensuring the faithful splicing of the piwi transcript      
keywords:
Transcriptome or Gene expression
ID:
PRJNA247816
description:
The exon junction complex (EJC) is a highly conserved ribonucleoprotein complex which binds RNAs at a late stage of the splicing reaction and remains associated following export to the cytoplasm. This complex is involved in several cellular post-transcriptional processes including mRNA localization, translation and degradation. The EJC plays an additional role in the splicing of a subset of genes in Drosophila and in human cells but the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Here, we have found a novel function for the EJC and its splicing subunit RnpS1 in preventing transposon accumulation in both Drosophila germline and surrounding follicular cells. This function is mediated specifically through the control of the splicing of the piwi transcript. In absence of RnpS1 one of the piwi intron is retained. This intron contains a weak 5’ splice site as well as degenerate transposon fragments, reminiscent of heterochromatic introns. In addition, we identified a small A/T rich region, which alters its polypyrimidine tract (PPT) and confers the RnpS1’s dependency. Finally, we showed that the removal of this intron by RnpS1 requires the initial splicing of the flanking introns, suggesting a model in which the EJC facilitates the splicing of challenging introns following its initial deposition to adjacent exon junctions. Overall design: In total there are 4 different conditions. Comparisons were made between piwi mutant vs control piwi and rnps1 KD vs controls RnpS1
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA247816
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authorization:
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ID:
pmid:25104425
name:
Drosophila melanogaster
ncbiID:
ncbitax:7227
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject
  • R01 EY013777/EY/NEI NIH HHS/United States

  • R21 HG007394/HG/NHGRI NIH HHS/United States

  • 1R21HG007394-01/HG/NHGRI NIH HHS/United States

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute/United States

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