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Messenger RNA 3′-end formation of a DNA fragment from the human c-myc 3′-end region in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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We have tested the functioning of the human c-myc polyadenylation signal in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A DNA fragment containing the two AATAAA polyadenylation signals of the c-myc gene was inserted into a plasmid designed for the in-vivo testing of polyadenylation signals in yeast. The c-myc fragment had a partial capacity for directing mRNA 3′-end formation in yeast. The 3′-endpoints were 50–100 bp distant from the mRNA 3′-ends mapped in humans. This human DNA fragment is therefore unspecifically functional in yeast, indicating that other sequence elements than the human polyadenylation signal, AATAAA, are necessary for 3′-end formation.

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Irniger, S., Egli, C.M. & Braus, G.H. Messenger RNA 3′-end formation of a DNA fragment from the human c-myc 3′-end region in Saccharomyces cerevisiae . Curr Genet 23, 201–204 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00351496

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