Star Trek

An Introduction to STAR Family Proteins and Review of Quaking (QKI)
  • Karen Artzt
  • Jiang I. WuEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 693)


The STAR family has an extremely diverse role during development and in RNA metabolism. We have concentrated on QKI as an example of this pleiotropic activity and also presented some new data on the role of its conserved 3-UTRs gleaned from bioinformatics analysis of theoretical miRNA binding sites. We review the concept of a direct pathway from signal transduction to activation of RNA, how this pathway could be the cell’s quick response to developmental and physiological changes and how it must be tightly regulated.


Myelin Basic Protein miRNA Binding Site Unique Site Star Protein Star Trek 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Institute of Cell and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and Developmental BiologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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