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Virology. 2012 Apr 25;426(1):60-5. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2012.01.019. Epub 2012 Feb 10.

Splicing of goose parvovirus pre-mRNA influences cytoplasmic translation of the processed mRNA.

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Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Bond Life Sciences Center, Columbia, MO, USA.

Abstract

Translation of goose parvovirus (GPV) 72 kDa Rep 1 is initiated from unspliced P9-generated mRNAs in ORF1 from the first in-frame AUG (537 AUG); however, this AUG is bypassed in spliced P9-generated RNA: translation of the 52 kDa Rep 2 protein from spliced RNA is initiated in ORF2 at the next AUG downstream (650 AUG). Usage of the 537 AUG was restored in spliced RNA when the GPV intron was replaced with a chimeric SV40 intron, or following specific mutations of the GPV intron which did not appear in the final spliced mRNA. Additionally, 650 AUG usage was gained in unspliced RNA when the GPV intron splice sites were debilitated. Splicing-dependent regulation of translation initiation was mediated in cis by GPV RNA surrounding the target AUGs. Thus, nuclear RNA processing of GPV P9-generated pre-mRNAs has a complex, but significant, effect on alternative translation initiation of the GPV Rep proteins.

PMID:
22326101
PMCID:
PMC3294254
DOI:
10.1016/j.virol.2012.01.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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