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Aliases HNRNPL, HNRPL, hnRNP-L, P/OKcl.14, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L
External IDs MGI: 104816 HomoloGene: 1174 GeneCards: HNRNPL
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 19: 38.84 – 38.85 Mb Chr 7: 28.81 – 28.82 Mb
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Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HNRNPL gene.[3][4]


Heterogeneous nuclear RNAs (hnRNAs) which include mRNA precursors and mature mRNAs are associated with specific proteins to form heterogeneous ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) complexes. Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L is among the proteins that are stably associated with hnRNP complexes and along with other hnRNP proteins is likely to play a major role in the formation, packaging, processing, and function of mRNA. Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L is present in the nucleoplasm as part of the HNRP complex. HNRP proteins have also been identified outside of the nucleoplasm. Exchange of hnRNP for mRNA-binding proteins accompanies transport of mRNA from the nucleus to the cytoplasm. Since HNRP proteins have been shown to shuttle between the nucleus and the cytoplasm, it is possible that they also have cytoplasmic functions. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[4]


HNRNPL has been shown to interact with:


  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Pinol-Roma S, Swanson MS, Gall JG, Dreyfuss G (January 1990). "A novel heterogeneous nuclear RNP protein with a unique distribution on nascent transcripts". J Cell Biol. 109 (6 Pt 1): 2575–87. doi:10.1083/jcb.109.6.2575. PMC 2115934Freely accessible. PMID 2687284. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: HNRPL heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L". 
  5. ^ Oberdoerffer S, Moita LF, Neems D, Freitas RP, Hacohen N, Rao A (Aug 2008). "Regulation of CD45 alternative splicing by heterogeneous ribonucleoprotein, hnRNPLL". Science. 321 (5889): 686–91. doi:10.1126/science.1157610. PMC 2791692Freely accessible. PMID 18669861. 
  6. ^ a b c Kim JH, Hahm B, Kim YK, Choi M, Jang SK (May 2000). "Protein-protein interaction among hnRNPs shuttling between nucleus and cytoplasm". J. Mol. Biol. 298 (3): 395–405. doi:10.1006/jmbi.2000.3687. PMID 10772858. 
  7. ^ Hahm B, Cho OH, Kim JE, Kim YK, Kim JH, Oh YL, Jang SK (April 1998). "Polypyrimidine tract-binding protein interacts with HnRNP L". FEBS Lett. 425 (3): 401–6. doi:10.1016/S0014-5793(98)00269-5. PMID 9563502. 

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