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Genomic variants in exons and introns: Medicine Baltimore ; A Schematic representation of ATM hybrid minigenes used in transient transfection assay. We now extended this observation by evaluating the artificial recruitment of U1 snRNAs by complementarity in other heterologous gene systems. In the presence of a particular intronic context, mutations that create a new splice site may define the boundary of the cryptic exon, which is then included in the mature mRNA. Published online Jul Elsevier Science, Amsterdam;

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Multiple splicing defect in an intronic false exon. Generation of alternative Ultrabithorax isoforms and stepwise removal of a large intron by resplicing at exon—exon junctions. Pseudoexon activation as a novel mechanism for disease resulting in atypical growth-hormone insensitivity.

Systematic identification and analysis of exonic splicing silencers. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam; Splicing factors induce cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator exon 9 skipping through a nonevolutionary conserved intronic element. Even if this evidence seems to exclude that the U1 snRNP complex formed on deep ISPE participates in resplicing, the precursors originating from the usage of the resplicing signal might be rapidly processed to the mature mRNA and are not detected in the amplification assay.

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Trans-acting factors required for inclusion of regulated exons in the Ultrabithorax mRNAs of Drosophila melanogaster. Hereditary Neuropathies and Spinocerebellar Atrophie. The cryptic exon is shown in uppercase, intronic sequences are in lowercase and the cryptic acceptor ag and donor gc sites are underlined. Artificial U1 snRNA loading by complementarity to heterologous exonic sequences represents a potential therapeutic method to prevent the usage of an aberrant CFTR cryptic exon.


To study the role of ISPEs as possible targets for disease-causing mutations, we also evaluated two similar sequences in human introns 31 and 47 not flanked by potential cryptic splice sites.

Even lanes correspond to control amplification of RNA samples without aatm transcriptase.

This position-dependent atj indicates that, as previously suggested for normal exons 22binding of U1 snRNP inside the cryptic exon might produce steric interference between complexes involved in the recognition of splicing signals, and in this case, the acceptor splice site.

Listening to silence and understanding nonsense: In disease-associated genes, the understanding of the functional significance of deep intronic nucleotide variants may represent a difficult challenge. Altogether, the data show that while in the wild-type situation no intron precursors can be detected, in the ISPE deletion, accumulation of precursors retaining the downstream intron can be seen.

This obligatory splicing direction induced by the deletion can be observed even in hybrid minigenes with a short intronic context Figure 5C and the precursor is properly spliced in vivo in the natural context that includes the flanking ATM exons and natural splice sites Figure 6.

Functional studies on the ATM intronic splicing processing element

Likewise, U and U restored normal processing of the intron, whereas the other U1 snRNAs designed to bind further downstream U gy2 U did not affect the normal splicing pattern Figure 1B.

Promoter proximal splice sites enhance transcription. In the three minigenes, cotransfection of U induces disappearance of the cryptic exon, whereas U has no effect Figure 2B.

The online version of this article has been published under an open access model. Ataxia-telangiectasia is an autosomal recessive disorder involving cerebellar degeneration, immunodeficiency, chromosomal instability, radiosensitivity and cancer predisposition 10 — Open in a separate window. The length of the fasy sequences shown as lines and not in scale flanking the ATM cryptic exon is of 99 and bases, respectively.


CblE type of homocystinuria due to methionine synthase reductase deficiency: To test the importance of cryptic splice sites around the ISPE, we functionally compared the splicing requirement in the mouse ATM intron 20 sequences. By selective mutagenesis at the adjacent consensus ISPE splice sites, we show that this effect is not due to a resplicing process qtm at the ISPE.

To test this hypothesis, we prepared four different mouse minigenes: In order to induce aberrant splicing, deletion of the mouse-conserved ISPE requires at least the presence of cryptic splice sites that define the boundaries of the exon Figure 3 suggesting that additional cis -acting elements adjacent to the ISPE are involved.

A growing body of evidence indicates that genomic variations at non-canonical splicing regulatory elements may unexpectedly affect the splicing process 25 Transfection experiments atmm that the wt mouse intron and the mouse intron with the ISPE deletion are normally processed Figure 3C. The function of the ISPE is presently not clear, it is possible that the U1 snRNP complex formed in deep intronic sequences may facilitate but may not be essential for efficient removal of the intron.

A new type of mutation causes a splicing defect in ATM.

We now extended this observation by evaluating the artificial recruitment of U1 snRNAs by complementarity in other heterologous gene systems. Multiple distinct splicing enhancers in the protein-coding sequences of a constitutively spliced pre-mRNA.