In nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), large protein complexes cooperate to trigger degradation of mRNA with a premature termination codon. Due to the extreme variation in the size and topology of its mRNA substrate, the structural underpinning of the fidelity of NMD is little understood. Based on bioinformatic predictions, we suggest that fly-casting mechanisms enabled by long disordered regions in NMD complexes are exploited for the underlying effective long-range communication.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Molecular Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2012|
- Disorder Protein