Small nucleolar RNA Z50

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Small nucleolar RNA Z50
snoZ50
Type: Gene; snRNA; guide; C/D-box;
2° structure: Predicted; Moxon SJ
Seed alignment: Moxon SJ
Avg length: 65.8 nucleotides
Avg identity: 93%

Small nucleolar RNA Z50 is a non-coding RNA (ncRNA) molecule which functions in the modification of other small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs). This type of modifying RNA is usually located in the nucleolus of the eukaryotic cell which is a major site of snRNA biogenesis. It is known as a small nucleolar RNA (snoRNA) and also often referred to as a guide RNA.

snoRNA Z50 belongs to the C/D box class of snoRNAs which contain the conserved sequence motifs known as the C box (UGAUGA) and the D box (CUGA). Most of the members of the box C/D family function in directing site-specific 2'-O-methylation of substrate RNAs.[1][2]

snoRNA Z50 was originally cloned from mouse brain tissues.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galardi, S.; Fatica, A.; Bachi, A.; Scaloni, A.; Presutti, C.; Bozzoni, I. (October 2002). "Purified Box C/D snoRNPs Are Able to Reproduce Site-Specific 2'-O-Methylation of Target RNA in Vitro". Molecular and Cellular Biology. 22 (19): 6663–6668. doi:10.1128/MCB.22.19.6663-6668.2002. PMC 134041Freely accessible. PMID 12215523. 
  2. ^ Kiss, Tamás (2002). "Small Nucleolar RNAs". Cell. 109 (2): 145–148. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(02)00718-3. PMID 12007400. 
  3. ^ Huttenhofer, Alexander; Kiefmann, Martin; Meier-Ewert, Sebastian; O'Brien, John; Lehrach, Hans; Bachellerie, Jean-Pierre; Brosius, Jürgen (1 June 2001). "RNomics: an experimental approach that identifies 201 candidates for novel, small, non-messenger RNAs in mouse". The EMBO Journal. 20 (11): 2943–2953. doi:10.1093/emboj/20.11.2943. PMC 125495Freely accessible. PMID 11387227. 

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