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Cell. 2001 Sep 7;106(5):607-17.

Evidence for a pioneer round of mRNA translation: mRNAs subject to nonsense-mediated decay in mammalian cells are bound by CBP80 and CBP20.

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Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 712, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.


Nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) eliminates mRNAs that prematurely terminate translation. We used antibody to the nuclear cap binding protein CBP80 or its cytoplasmic counterpart eIF4E to immunopurify RNP containing nonsense-free or nonsense-containing transcripts. Data indicate that NMD takes place in association with CBP80. We defined other components of NMD-susceptible mRNP as CBP20, PABP2, eIF4G, and the NMD factors Upf2 and Upf3. Consistent with the dependence of NMD on translation, the NMD of CBP80-bound mRNA is blocked by cycloheximide or suppressor tRNA. These findings provide evidence that translation can take place in association with CBP80. They also indicate that CBP80-bound mRNA undergoes a "pioneer" round of translation, before CBP80-CBP20 are replaced by eIF4E, and Upf2 and Upf3 proteins dissociate from upstream of exon-exon junctions.

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