B16 – Andreas Schlundt

Target cis elements of the RNA-binding protein Arid5a in inflammatory cytokine-based diseases

Tight control of gene expression is particularly important during development and immune response. The post-transcriptional gene regulation comprises the control over mRNA stability and their translation into gene products. mRNAs harbor cis-regulatory elements in their 3´- untranslated regions that are targeted by RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and subsequently decide about the transcript fate. In this context, mRNA degradation, e.g., has already been studied for two decades. We will investigate the novel RBP Arid5a and its role in stabilizing, i.e. up-regulating levels of target mRNAs coding for proteins involved in cytokine production during immune responses. We will define target cis elements of Arid5a and obtain atom-resolved pictures of RNA-protein complexes that will reveal mechanisms of Arid5a-based gene regulation and its role in cytokine-based diseases. More





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Institut Molekulare Biowissenschaften
N250 / Raum Nr. 101
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Co-Workers on RNA

Karthikeyan Dhamotharan

PhD. Student

Email dhamotharan@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

ORCID 0000-0003-0226-7350

Sophie Korn


Regulatory RNA-protein interactions

Email korn@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

ORCID 0000-0003-3798-3277

Jan-Niklas Tants


RNP, structural biology, biophysics of RNPs

Email tants@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

ORCID 0000-0002-2455-8135