Identifying Target RNAs of PARPs

  • Florian J. Bock
  • Paul Chang
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1813)


Posttranscriptional regulation of RNA is an important component of gene expression by controlling the total amount of mRNA available for translation into protein. It involves multiple pathways including nuclear processing of mRNA and its precursors, RNA silencing, and regulation of RNA decay. Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs), enzymes that modify target proteins with ADP-ribose, play important roles in several RNA-regulatory pathways. RNA-binding PARPs target specific transcripts for regulation, and multiple PARPs ADP-ribosylate RNA-regulatory proteins to alter their localization, activity, or RNA binding. Additionally, RNA-binding proteins can bind directly to poly(ADP-ribose) with various effects on their function. Here we describe methods to identify and confirm specific transcripts that are regulated by PARPs.

Key words

ADP-ribosylation RNAseq RNA PARP 



This work was partially supported by Cancer Center Support (core; grant P30-CA14051) and RO1GM087465 from the National Institutes of Health to PC. FJB was funded by a Ludwig Postdoctoral Fellowship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian J. Bock
    • 1
  • Paul Chang
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Institute of Cancer SciencesUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer ResearchMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Ribon TherapeuticsLexingtonUSA

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