Small Cajal body specific RNA 8


Small Cajal body specific RNA 8

Small Cajal body specific RNA 8 (also known as SCARNA8 or U92) is a small nucleolar RNA found in Cajal bodies and believed to be involved in the pseudouridylation (isomerisation of uridine to pseudouridine) of U2 spliceosomal RNA.

scaRNAs are a specific class of small nucleolar RNAs that localise to the Cajal bodies and guide the modification of RNA polymerase II transcribed spliceosomal RNAs U1, U2, U4, U5 and U12cite journal | last = Darzacq | first = X | coauthors = Jady BE, Verheggen C, Kiss AM, Bertrand E, Kiss T | year = 2002 | title = Cajal body-specific small nuclear RNAs: a novel class of 2'-O-methylation and pseudouridylation guide RNAs | journal = EMBO J. | volume = 21 | pages = 2746–2756 | pmid = 12032087 | doi = 10.1093/emboj/21.11.2746]

U92 belong to the H/ACA box class of guide RNAs as it has the predicted hairpin-hinge-hairpin-tail structure, conserved H/ACA-box motifs and is found associated with GAR1 . Its is predicted to guide the pseudouridylation of residues U44 in U2 snRNA . This snoRNA is related to the mouse H/ACA box snoRNA MBI-57cite journal | author = Lestrade L, Weber MJ | title = snoRNA-LBME-db, a comprehensive database of human H/ACA and C/D box snoRNAs | journal = Nucleic Acids Res. | volume = 34 | issue = Database issue | pages = D158–62 | year = 2006 | pmid = 16381836 | doi = 10.1093/nar/gkj002 | issn = ] .

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* [http://www-snorna.biotoul.fr/plus.php?id=U92 snoRNABase entry for SCARNA8]


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