A T-->G mutation at nucleotide 705 of human beta-globin intron 2 creates an aberrant 5' splice site and activates a cryptic 3' splice site upstream. In consequence, the pre-mRNA is spliced via aberrant splice sites, despite the presence of the still functional correct sites. Surprisingly, when IVS2-705 HeLa or K562 cells were cultured at temperatures below 30 degrees C, aberrant splicing was inhibited and correct splicing was restored. Similar temperature effects were seen for another beta-globin pre-mRNA, IVS2-745, and in a construct in which a beta-globin intron was inserted into a coding sequence of EGFP. Temperature-induced alternative splicing was affected by the nature of the internal aberrant splice sites flanking the correct sites and by exonic sequences. The results indicate that in the context of thalassemic splicing mutations and possibly in other alternatively spliced pre-mRNAs, temperature is one of the parameters that affect splice site selection.
|Autori:||GEMIGNANI F; SAZANI P; MORCOS P; KOLE R|
|Titolo:||Temperature-dependent splicing of beta-globin pre-mRNA|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1093/nar/gkf607|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|