KSRP Controls Pleiotropic Cellular Functions

Roberto Gherzi, Ching Yi Chen, Andres Ramos, Paola Briata

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The single-strand-RNA binding protein KSRP is able to negatively regulate gene expression operating with at least two distinct and integrated postranscriptional mechanisms: (i) by promoting decay of unstable mRNAs and (ii) by favoring maturation from precursors of select microRNAs (miRNAs) including the prototypical tumor suppressor let-7. Studies performed in primary and cultured cells as well as in mice proved that the ability of KSRP to integrate different levels of gene expression is required for proper immune response, lipid metabolism, cell-fate decisions, tissue regeneration, and DNA damage response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Cell differentiation
  • Immune response
  • KH domain
  • Lipid metabolism
  • MicroRNA maturation
  • MRNA decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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