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New insights into the regulatory function of CYFIP1 in the context of WAVE- and FMRP-containing complexes Authors:
Publisher and Date:(Company of Biologists Ltd, 2017)Cytoplasmic FMRP interacting protein 1 (CYFIP1) is a candidate gene for intellectual disability (ID) autism schizophrenia and epilepsy. It is a member of a family of proteins that is highly conserved during evolution sharing high homology with its Drosophila homolog dCYFIP. CYFIP1 interacts with the Fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP encoded by the FMR1 gene) whose absence causes Fragile X syndrome and with the translation initiation factor eIF4E. It is a member of theWAVE regulatory complex ...
Publisher and Date:(Company of Biologists Ltd, 2015)RNA metabolism controls multiple biological processes and a specific class of small RNAs called piRNAs act as genome guardians by silencing the expression of transposons and repetitive sequences in the gonads. Defects in the piRNA pathway affect genome integrity and fertility. The possible implications in physiopathological mechanisms of human diseases have made the piRNA pathway the object of intense investigation and recent work suggests that there is a role for this pathway in somatic processes ...