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Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Apr;9(4):337-44. doi: 10.1038/nrm2370. Epub 2008 Mar 12.

Multifunctional deadenylase complexes diversify mRNA control.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA.

Abstract

Dynamic changes of the lengths of mRNA poly(A) tails are catalysed by diverse deadenylase enzymes. Modulating the length of the poly(A) tail of an mRNA is a widespread means of controlling protein production and mRNA stability. Recent insights illuminate the specialized activities, biological functions and regulation of deadenylases. We propose that the recruitment of multifunctional deadenylase complexes provides unique opportunities to control mRNAs and that the heterogeneity of the deadenylase complexes is exploited to control translation and mRNA stability.

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18334997
DOI:
10.1038/nrm2370
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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