Biochemistry (Moscow)

, 74:1270 | Cite as

Identification of messenger RNA substrates for mouse T-STAR

  • L. Y. Zhang
  • M. Zeng
  • P. Chen
  • H. Q. Sun
  • D. C. Tao
  • Y. Q. Liu
  • L. Lin
  • Y. Yang
  • S. Z. Zhang
  • Y. X. MaEmail author


Using the method of isolation of specific nucleic acids associated with proteins (SNAAP), we have identified 10 candidate target mRNA substrates bound by mT-STAR (mouse T-STAR protein) from testis extract. Among them, our study focused on Fabp9, a gene that is essential for male gametogenesis, and showed that mT-STAR could directly bind to Fabp9 mRNAs. The binding sites are in a short sequence of the coding region and 3′ untranslated region of Fabp9 mRNA. These suggest that mT-STAR can regulate the metabolism and expression of Fabp9. In conclusion, identification of mT-STAR-bound mRNA substrates might help to illustrate the potential spectrum of the process and provide valuable insight into the biological function of this RNA-binding protein in spermatogenesis.

Key words

Fabp9 mRNA substrates mT-STAR SNAAP spermatogenesis 





heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein


mouse T-STAR (testis signal transduction and activation of RNA) protein


RNA binding buffer


specific nucleic acids associated with proteins


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Y. Zhang
    • 1
  • M. Zeng
    • 1
  • P. Chen
    • 1
  • H. Q. Sun
    • 1
  • D. C. Tao
    • 1
  • Y. Q. Liu
    • 1
  • L. Lin
    • 1
  • Y. Yang
    • 1
  • S. Z. Zhang
    • 1
  • Y. X. Ma
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Medical Genetics, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China HospitalSichuan UniversityChengduP. R. China

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