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Gene Expression Is Circular: Factors for mRNA Degradation Also Foster mRNA Synthesis

Overview of attention for article published in Cell, May 2013
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Gene Expression Is Circular: Factors for mRNA Degradation Also Foster mRNA Synthesis
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Cell, May 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.012
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Gal Haimovich, Daniel A. Medina, Sebastien Z. Causse, Manuel Garber, Gonzalo Millán-Zambrano, Oren Barkai, Sebastián Chávez, José E. Pérez-Ortín, Xavier Darzacq, Mordechai Choder


Maintaining proper mRNA levels is a key aspect in the regulation of gene expression. The balance between mRNA synthesis and decay determines these levels. We demonstrate that most yeast mRNAs are degraded by the cytoplasmic 5'-to-3' pathway (the "decaysome"), as proposed previously. Unexpectedly, the level of these mRNAs is highly robust to perturbations in this major pathway because defects in various decaysome components lead to transcription downregulation. Moreover, these components shuttle between the cytoplasm and the nucleus, in a manner dependent on proper mRNA degradation. In the nucleus, they associate with chromatin-preferentially ∼30 bp upstream of transcription start-sites-and directly stimulate transcription initiation and elongation. The nuclear role of the decaysome in transcription is linked to its cytoplasmic role in mRNA decay; linkage, in turn, seems to depend on proper shuttling of its components. The gene expression process is therefore circular, whereby the hitherto first and last stages are interconnected.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 15 3%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Russia 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Other 6 1%
Unknown 435 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 157 33%
Researcher 100 21%
Student > Master 47 10%
Student > Bachelor 39 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 29 6%
Other 101 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 265 56%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 127 27%
Unspecified 31 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 3%
Computer Science 8 2%
Other 27 6%

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