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Current perspectives on the role of TRAMP in nuclear RNA surveillance and quality control

Authors Pan K, Huang Z, Lee JT, Wong C

Received 21 January 2015

Accepted for publication 2 March 2015

Published 15 April 2015 Volume 2015:5 Pages 111—117

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRBC.S58509

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Nikolay Dokholyan


Kewu Pan, Zhe Huang, Jimmy Tsz Hang Lee, Chi-Ming Wong

State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Medicine, Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation, the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Abstract: The TRAMP complex assists the nuclear exosome to degrade a broad range of ribonucleic acid (RNA) substrates by increasing both exoribonucleolytic activity and substrate specificity. However, how the interactions between the TRAMP subunits and the components of the nuclear exosome regulate their functions in RNA degradation and substrate specificity remain unclear. This review aims to provide a summary of the recent findings on the role of the TRAMP complex in nuclear RNA degradation. The new insights from recent structural biological studies are discussed.

Keywords: TRAMP, nuclear exosome, NEXT, RNA surveillance

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