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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 May 22;98(11):6080-5. Epub 2001 May 8.

Five subunits are required for reconstitution of the cleavage and polyadenylation activities of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cleavage factor I.

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Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Stearns 509, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA.


Cleavage and polyadenylation of mRNA 3' ends in Saccharomyces cerevisiae requires several factors, one of which is cleavage factor I (CF I). Purification of CF I activity from yeast extract has implicated numerous proteins as functioning in both cleavage and/or polyadenylation. Through reconstitution of active CF I from separately expressed and purified proteins, we show that CF I contains five subunits, Rna14, Rna15, Pcf11, Clp1, and Hrp1. These five are necessary and sufficient for reconstitution of cleavage activity in vitro when mixed with CF II, and for specific polyadenylation when mixed with polyadenylation factor I, purified poly(A) polymerase, and poly(A) binding protein. Analysis of the individual protein-protein interactions supports an architectural model for CF I in which Pcf11 simultaneously interacts with Rna14, Rna15, and Clp1, whereas Rna14 bridges Rna15 and Hrp1.

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