RALY is a member of the heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein family (hnRNP), a large family of RNA-binding proteins involved in many aspects of RNA metabolism. Although RALY interactome has been recently characterized, a comprehensive global analysis of RALY-associated RNAs is lacking and the biological function of RALY remains elusive. Here, we performed RIP-seq analysis to identify RALY interacting RNAs and assessed the role of RALY in gene expression. We demonstrate that RALY binds specific coding and non-coding RNAs and associates with translating mRNAs of mammalian cells. Among the identified transcripts, we focused on ANXA1 and H1FX mRNAs, encoding for Annexin A1 and for the linker variant of the histone H1X, respectively. Both proteins are differentially expressed by proliferating cells and are considered as markers for tumorigenesis. We demonstrate that cells lacking RALY expression exhibit changes in the levels of H1FX and ANXA1 mRNAs and proteins in an opposite manner. We also provide evidence for a direct binding of RALY to the U-rich elements present within the 3΄UTR of both transcripts. Thus, our results identify RALY as a poly-U binding protein and as a regulator of H1FX and ANXA1 in mammalian cells.

Identification and dynamic changes of RNAs isolated from RALY-containing ribonucleoprotein complexes / Rossi, Annalisa; Moro, Albertomaria; Tebaldi, Toma; Cornella, Nicola; Gasperini, Lisa; Lunelli, Lorenzo; Quattrone, Alessandro; Viero, Gabriella; Macchi, Paolo. - In: NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0305-1048. - ELETTRONICO. - 2017:(2017), pp. 1-18. [10.1093/nar/gkx235]

Identification and dynamic changes of RNAs isolated from RALY-containing ribonucleoprotein complexes

Rossi, Annalisa;Moro, Albertomaria;Tebaldi, Toma;Cornella, Nicola;Gasperini, Lisa;Lunelli, Lorenzo;Quattrone, Alessandro;Viero, Gabriella;Macchi, Paolo
2017

Abstract

RALY is a member of the heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein family (hnRNP), a large family of RNA-binding proteins involved in many aspects of RNA metabolism. Although RALY interactome has been recently characterized, a comprehensive global analysis of RALY-associated RNAs is lacking and the biological function of RALY remains elusive. Here, we performed RIP-seq analysis to identify RALY interacting RNAs and assessed the role of RALY in gene expression. We demonstrate that RALY binds specific coding and non-coding RNAs and associates with translating mRNAs of mammalian cells. Among the identified transcripts, we focused on ANXA1 and H1FX mRNAs, encoding for Annexin A1 and for the linker variant of the histone H1X, respectively. Both proteins are differentially expressed by proliferating cells and are considered as markers for tumorigenesis. We demonstrate that cells lacking RALY expression exhibit changes in the levels of H1FX and ANXA1 mRNAs and proteins in an opposite manner. We also provide evidence for a direct binding of RALY to the U-rich elements present within the 3΄UTR of both transcripts. Thus, our results identify RALY as a poly-U binding protein and as a regulator of H1FX and ANXA1 in mammalian cells.
Rossi, Annalisa; Moro, Albertomaria; Tebaldi, Toma; Cornella, Nicola; Gasperini, Lisa; Lunelli, Lorenzo; Quattrone, Alessandro; Viero, Gabriella; Macchi, Paolo
Identification and dynamic changes of RNAs isolated from RALY-containing ribonucleoprotein complexes / Rossi, Annalisa; Moro, Albertomaria; Tebaldi, Toma; Cornella, Nicola; Gasperini, Lisa; Lunelli, Lorenzo; Quattrone, Alessandro; Viero, Gabriella; Macchi, Paolo. - In: NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0305-1048. - ELETTRONICO. - 2017:(2017), pp. 1-18. [10.1093/nar/gkx235]
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