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EMBO J. 2000 May 15;19(10):2340-50.

HuR regulates cyclin A and cyclin B1 mRNA stability during cell proliferation.

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  • 1Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, NIA, NIH, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA.


Colorectal carcinoma RKO cells expressing reduced levels of the RNA-binding protein HuR (ASHuR) displayed markedly reduced growth. In synchronous RKO populations, HuR was almost exclusively nuclear during early G(1), increasing in the cytoplasm during late G(1), S and G(2). The expression and half-life of mRNAs encoding cyclins A and B1 similarly increased during S and G(2), then declined, indicating that mRNA stabilization contributed to their cell cycle-regulated expression. In gel-shift assays using radiolabeled cyclin RNA transcripts and RKO protein extracts, only those transcripts corresponding to the 3'-untranslated regions of cyclins A and B1 formed RNA-protein complexes in a cell cycle-dependent fashion. HuR directly bound mRNAs encoding cyclins A and B1, as anti-HuR antibodies supershifted such RNA-protein complexes. Importantly, the expression and half-life of mRNAs encoding cyclins A and B1 were reduced in ASHuR RKO cells. Our results indicate that HuR may play a critical role in cell proliferation, at least in part by mediating cell cycle-dependent stabilization of mRNAs encoding cyclins A and B1.

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