The fate of an RNA, from its localization, translation, and ultimate decay, is dictated by interactions with RNA binding proteins (RBPs). β-actin mRNA has functioned as the classic example of RNA localization in eukaryotic cells. Studies of β-actin mRNA over the past three decades have allowed understanding of how RBPs, such as ZBP1 (IGF2BP1), can control both RNA localization and translational status. Here, we summarize studies of β-actin mRNA and focus on how ZBP1 serves as a model for understanding interactions between RNA and their binding protein(s). Central to the study of RNA and RBPs were technological developments that occurred along the way. We conclude with a future outlook highlighting new technologies that may be used to address still unanswered questions about RBP-mediated regulation of mRNA during its life cycle, within the cell.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology|
|State||Published - 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology