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U2AF1 mutations alter sequence specificity of pre-mRNA binding and splicing

Overview of attention for article published in Leukemia (08876924), October 2014
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U2AF1 mutations alter sequence specificity of pre-mRNA binding and splicing
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Leukemia (08876924), October 2014
DOI 10.1038/leu.2014.303
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T Okeyo-Owuor, B S White, R Chatrikhi, D R Mohan, S Kim, M Griffith, L Ding, S Ketkar-Kulkarni, J Hundal, K M Laird, C L Kielkopf, T J Ley, M J Walter, T A Graubert, Okeyo-Owuor T, White BS, Chatrikhi R, Mohan DR, Kim S, Griffith M, Ding L, Ketkar-Kulkarni S, Hundal J, Laird KM, Kielkopf CL, Ley TJ, Walter MJ, Graubert TA


We previously identified missense mutations in the U2AF1 splicing factor affecting codons S34 (S34F and S34Y) or Q157 (Q157R and Q157P) in 11% of patients with de novo myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Although the role of U2AF1 as an accessory factor in the U2 snRNP is well established, it is not yet clear how mutations affect splicing or contribute to MDS pathophysiology. We analyzed splice junctions in RNA-seq data generated from transfected CD34+ hematopoietic cells and found significant differences in the abundance of known and novel junctions in samples expressing mutant U2AF1 (S34F). For selected transcripts, splicing alterations detected by RNA-seq were confirmed by analysis of primary de novo MDS patient samples. These effects were not due to impaired U2AF1 (S34F) localization as it co-localized normally with U2AF2 within nuclear speckles. We further found evidence in the RNA-seq data for decreased affinity of U2AF1 (S34F) for uridine (relative to cytidine) at the e-3 position immediately upstream of the splice acceptor site and corroborated this finding using affinity binding assays. These data suggest that the S34F mutation alters U2AF1 function in the context of specific RNA sequences, leading to aberrant alternative splicing of target genes, some of which may be relevant for MDS pathogenesis.Leukemia accepted article preview online, 14 October 2014. doi:10.1038/leu.2014.303.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 32%
Researcher 12 29%
Student > Master 5 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Other 7 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 54%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Other 1 2%

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