Nuclear Export of 60S Ribosomal Subunits Depends on Xpo1p and Requires a Nuclear Export Sequence-Containing Factor, Nmd3p, That Associates with the Large Subunit Protein Rpl10p

O Gadal, D Strauss, J Kessl, B Trumpower, D Tollervey, E Hurt

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Abstract

Nuclear export of ribosomes requires a subset of nucleoporins and the Ran system, but specific transport factors have not been identified. Using a large subunit reporter (Rp125p-eGFP), we have isolated several temperature-sensitive ribosomal export (rix) mutants. One of these corresponds to the ribosomal protein Rpl10p, which interacts directly with Nmd3p, a conserved and essential protein associated with 60S subunits, We find that thermosensitive nmd3 mutants are impaired ill large subunit export. Strikingly, Nmd3p shuttles between the nucleus and cytoplasm and is exported by the nuclear export receptor Xpo1p. Moreover, we show that export of 60S subunits is Xpo1p dependent. We conclude that nuclear export of 60S subunits requires the nuclear export sequence-containing nonribosomal protein Nmd3p, which directly binds to the large subunit protein Rpl10p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3405-3415
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular and Cellular Biology
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

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