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U7 snRNP is recruited to histone pre-mRNA in a FLASH-dependent manner by two separate regions of the stem-loop binding protein.


PMID 28289156

Abstract

Cleavage of histone pre-mRNAs at the 3' end requires stem-loop binding protein (SLBP) and U7 snRNP that consists of U7 snRNA and a unique Sm ring containing two U7-specific proteins: Lsm10 and Lsm11. Lsm11 interacts with FLASH and together they bring a subset of polyadenylation factors to U7 snRNP, including the CPSF73 endonuclease that cleaves histone pre-mRNA. SLBP binds to a conserved stem-loop structure upstream of the cleavage site and acts by promoting an interaction between the U7 snRNP and a sequence element located downstream from the cleavage site. We show that both human and