Rosado IV, et al. (2007) Characterization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Npa2p (Urb2p) reveals a low-molecular-mass complex containing Dbp6p, Npa1p (Urb1p), Nop8p, and Rsa3p involved in early steps of 60S ribosomal subunit biogenesis. Mol Cell Biol 27(4):1207-21
Abstract: We report the characterization of the yeast Npa2p (Urb2p) protein, which is essential for 60S ribosomal subunit biogenesis. We identified this protein in a synthetic lethal screen with the rsa3 null allele. Rsa3p is a genetic partner of the putative RNA helicase Dbp6p. Mutation or depletion of Npa2p leads to a net deficit in 60S subunits and a decrease of all 27S pre-rRNAs and mature 25S and 5.8S rRNAs. This is likely due to instability of early pre-60S particles. Consistent with a role of Npa2p in 60S subunit biogenesis, GFP-tagged Npa2p localizes predominantly to the nucleolus and TAP-tagged Npa2p sediments with large complexes in sucrose gradients and is associated mainly with 27SA2 pre-rRNA containing pre-ribosomal particles. In addition, we reveal a genetic synthetic interaction between Npa2p, several factors required for early steps of 60S subunit biogenesis (Dbp6p, Dbp7p, Dbp9p, Npa1p, Nop8p and Rsa3p) and the 60S protein Rpl3p. Furthermore, co-immunoprecipitation and gel filtration analyses demonstrate that at least Npa2p, Dbp6p, Npa1p, Nop8p and Rsa3p are present together in a sub-complex of low-molecular-mass, whose integrity is independent of RNA. Our results support the idea that these five factors work in concert during the early steps of 60S subunit biogenesis.
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