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Cancer Biol Ther. 2018 Jan 2;19(1):42-52. doi: 10.1080/15384047.2017.1323601. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

IGF2 mRNA binding protein 3 (IMP3) mediated regulation of transcriptome and translatome in glioma cells.

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a Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology , Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore , India.


RNA binding proteins mediate global regulation at the level of transcriptome and translatome of a cell. We studied the global level expression changes regulated by IMP3 in transcriptome and translatome by performing microarray using total cellular RNA and heavy polysome derived RNA of IMP3 silenced glioma cells respectively. Differentially regulated transcripts at the transcriptome level (n = 2388) and at the level of translatome (n = 479) were identified. Further, these transcripts were classified as direct and indirect targets on the basis of presence of IMP3 binding site. Additional investigation revealed that direct targets at transcriptome level were found to be associated with processes related to cell cycle, whereas direct targets at the translatome level participated in apoptosis related pathways. Probable mechanism of indirect regulation at both the levels is also investigated. Collectively, our study reveals multi-level gene expression regulation imposed by IMP3 in glioma cells.


IMP3; RNA stability; microarray; polysome; translation

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