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Signal-peptide-mediated ER localization of mRNAs encoding for membrane and secreted proteins, and RNA-zipcode-mediated intracellular targeting of mRNAs encoding for cytosolic proteins are two well-known mechanisms for mRNA localization. Here, we report a previously unidentified mechanism by which mRNA encoding for Dia1, a cytosolic protein without the signal peptide, is localized to the perinuclear ER in an RNA-zipcode-independent manner in fibroblasts. Dia1 mRNA localization is also independent of the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton but requires translation and the association of Dia1 nascent peptide with the ribosome-mRNA complex. Sequence mapping suggests that interactions of the GTPase binding domain of Dia1 peptide with active Rho are important for Dia1 mRNA localization. This mechanism can override the β-actin RNA zipcode and redirect β-actin mRNA to the perinuclear region, providing a new way to manipulate intracellular mRNA localization.


Guoning Liao, Xinghong Ma, Gang Liu. An RNA-zipcode-independent mechanism that localizes Dia1 mRNA to the perinuclear ER through interactions between Dia1 nascent peptide and Rho-GTP. Journal of cell science. 2011 Feb 15;124(Pt 4):589-99

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PMID: 21266463

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