Small nuclear regulatory RNAs
Directeur de Recherche, INSERM
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Researcher Professor Technical staff PhD
The nuclei of human cells contain an enormous number of small nuclear regulatory RNAs (snRNAs) which, in the forms of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs), function in all aspects of gene expression. Our research focuses on the understanding of the structural and functional complexity, the biogenesis and intracellular trafficking of human snRNPs. In the past, we have described and functionally characterized several novel groups of human snRNPs. Recently, we are dissecting the complex transcriptional regulatory function of the 7SK snRNP that controls RNA polymerase II activity. We also study the biogenesis and function of a novel class of snRNAs, the AluACA RNAs, which are processed from intronic Alu repetitive sequences.
Expression and packaging of AluACA RNAs into box H/ACA RNPs
Controlling RNA polymerase II transcription by the 7SK snRNP
- Vitali P, Kiss T..
Cooperative 2'-O-methylation of the wobble cytidine of human elongator tRNAMet(CAT) by a nucleolar and a Cajal body-specific box C/D RNP.
Genes Dev. 2019 Jun 6. doi: 10.1101/gad.326363.119.
- Jády BE, Ketele A, Kiss T..
Dynamic association of human mRNP proteins with mitochondrial tRNAs in the cytosol.
RNA. 2018 Dec;24(12):1706-1720. doi: 10.1261/rna.066738.118. Epub 2018 Aug 23.
- Egloff S, Studniarek C, Kiss T..
7SK small nuclear RNA, a multifunctional transcriptional regulatory RNA with gene-specific features.
Transcription. 2018;9(2):95-101. doi: 10.1080/21541264.2017.1344346. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
- Egloff S, Vitali P, Tellier M, Raffel R, Murphy S, Kiss T.
The 7SK snRNP associates with the little elongation complex to promote snRNA gene expression.
EMBO J., 36, 934-948.
- Ketele A, Kiss T, Jady BE..
Human intron-encoded AluACA RNAs and telomerase RNA share a common element promoting RNA accumulation.
RNA Biol., 13, 1274-1285.
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