The mouse telomerase RNA 5"-end lies just upstream of the telomerase template sequence

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Title: The mouse telomerase RNA 5"-end lies just upstream of the telomerase template sequence
Author: Herr, Winship; Greider, Carol W.; Villeponteau, Bryant; Feng, Junli; Funk, Walter D.; Blasco, Maria A.; Hinckley, Craig S.
Abstract: Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein enzyme with an essential RNA component. Embedded within the telomerase RNA is a template sequence for telomere synthesis. We have characterized the structure of the 5' regions of the human and mouse telomerase-RNA genes, and have found a striking difference in the location of the template sequence: Whereas the 5'-end of the human telomerase RNA lies 45 nt from the telomerase-RNA template sequence, the 5'-end of the mouse telomerase RNA lies just 2 nt from the telomerase-RNA template sequence. Analysis of genomic sequences flanking the 5'-end of the human and mouse telomerase RNA-coding sequences reveals similar promoter-element arrangements typical of mRNA-type promoters: a TATA box-like element and an upstream region containing a consensus CCAAT box. This putative promoter structure contrasts with that of the ciliate telomerase-RNA genes whose structure resembles RNA polymerase III U6 small nuclear RNA (snRNA) promoters. These and other comparisons suggest that, during evolution, both the RNA-polymerase specificity of telomerase RNA-gene promoters and, more recently, the position of the template sequence in the telomerase RNA changed.
URI: http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/33543
Date: 1998-01-15
Citation: Hinckley, Craig S. et al. "The mouse telomerase RNA 5"-end lies just upstream of the telomerase template sequence" 26 (2) (1998 January 15): 532-536. Originally published: http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/26/2/532
Subject: RNA/chemistry
Sequence Alignment
Telomerase/chemistry
Consensus Sequence
Base Sequence

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