Gain-of-function reporters for analysis of mrna 3´-end formation: Design and optimization

Natoya Peart, Eric J. Wagner

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    The concept of mRNA 3´-end formation as a static, minimally regulated housekeeping process has undergone a paradigm shift. Many recent studies have shown that accurate and efficient 3´-end formation of mRNA is highly regulated and that dysregulation of this process is a hallmark of several diseases. While there are many global analysis methods for monitoring altered mRNA processing, methods for investigating specific RNA 3´-end processing events in cells have not significantly changed. Here we describe a facile gain-of-function cellular reporter for the analysis of mRNA 3´-end formation as an alternative to approaches that are technically challenging or use radioactivity. We also offer suggestions for optimization of our approach and enhancement of its reproducibility.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)137-140
    Number of pages4
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 2016


    • 3´-end processing
    • Gain-of-function
    • Reporter assay

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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