Methods to Identify and Validate WT1-RNA Interaction.

Ruthrothaselvi Bharathavikru, Tatiana Dudnakova

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Abstract / Description of output

Tumor suppressor protein, Wt1 is a transcription factor that binds to DNA sequence similar to the Early Growth Response gene, EGR1 consensus binding sequence. Biophysical and biochemical validations have shown that the zinc fingers of Wt1 are capable of binding to both DNA and RNA albeit with different binding affinities which potentially is also isoform specific. SELEX based identification of the RNA binding motifs led to the identification of motifs which could not be translated into the in vivo context. With the advent of recent technologies that allow cross-linking of RNA and protein and high throughput sequencing techniques, it is now possible to analyze the in vivo RNA binding interactome of Wt1. This chapter outlines the initial studies that were aimed at addressing the Wt1 RNA interactome and also provides a detailed overview of some of the recent techniques used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods Molecular Biology
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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