Control of Messenger RNA Stability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120847822, 9780080916521

Control of Messenger RNA Stability

1st Edition

Editors: Joel Belasco George Brawerman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120847822
eBook ISBN: 9780080916521
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th April 1993
Page Count: 517
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This is the first comprehensive review of mRNA stability and its implications for regulation of gene expression. Written by experts in the field, Control of Messenger RNA Stability serves both as a reference for specialists in regulation of mRNA stability and as a general introduction for a broader community of scientists.

Key Features

  • Provides perspectives from both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems
  • Offers a timely, comprehensive review of mRNA degradation, its regulation, and its significance in the control of gene expression
  • Discusses the mechanisms, RNA structural determinants, and cellular factors that control mRNA degradation
  • Evaluates experimental procedures for studying mRNA degradation

Table of Contents

Prokaryotes. Mrna Degradation in Prokaryotic Cells: An Overview. The Role of the 3' End in Mrna Stability and Decay. 5'mrna Stabilizers. RNA Processing and Degradation By Rnase E and Rnase K. RNA Processing and Degradation By Rnase III. Translation and Mrna Stability in Bacteria: A Complex Relationship. Eukaryotes. Mrna Degradation in Eukaryotic Cells: An Overview. Hormonal and Developmental Regulation of Mrna Turnover. Control of the Decay of Labile Proto-Oncogene and Cytokine Mrnas. Translationally Coupled Degradation of Tubulin Mrna . Iron Regulation of Tranferrin Receptor Mrna Stability. Degradation of a Non-Polyadenylated Messenge: Histone Mrna Decay. Mrna Turnover in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Control of Mrna Degradation in Organelles. Control of Poly(A) Length. Mrna Decay in Cell-Free Systems. Eukaryotic Nucleases and Mrna Turnover. Experimental Approaches to the Study of Mrna Decay. Subject Index.


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About the Editor

Joel Belasco

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

George Brawerman

Affiliations and Expertise

Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.