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Oncogene 1992 May 01;75:1037-41.
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The regulation of translation by the 5' untranslated region of Xenopus c-myc I mRNA during early development.

Lazarus P .

The translational efficiency of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) mRNA containing 5' untranslated region (UTR) sequences of Xenopus c-myc I mRNA was examined in the Xenopus oocyte and early embryo. In contrast to their reduced translation in the oocyte, CAT mRNAs containing 5' UTR sequences located between the c-myc I P0 and P2 promoters translate as efficiently as CAT mRNA controls when injected into early embryos. This pattern of differential regulation of c-myc I translation is similar to that observed for mouse c-myc 5' UTR-containing CAT transcripts during Xenopus oogenesis and early embryogenesis [Lazarus, P., Parkin, N. & Sonenberg, N. (1988). Oncogene, 3, 517-521]. Oocyte-specific translational inhibition was not observed for CAT mRNAs containing c-myc I 5' UTR sequences located 3' of the P2 promoter. No significant alteration in c-myc I 5' UTR/CAT mRNA stability was observed in the oocyte as compared with CAT mRNA controls. The significance of this promoter-dependent translational regulation with respect to c-myc expression and early Xenopus development is discussed.

PubMed ID: 1570150

Species referenced: Xenopus laevis
Genes referenced: cat.2 myc pacrg