RBFOX2 Is Critical For Maintaining Alternative Polyadenylation And Mitochondrial Health In Myoblasts
Nathan D. Elrod,
Eric J Wagner,
Nisha J. Garg,
Andrew Laurence Routh,
Muge N Kuyumcu-Martinez
Posted 15 May 2020
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.13.093013
Posted 15 May 2020
The RNA binding protein RBFOX2 is linked to heart and skeletal muscle diseases; yet, RBFOX2-regulated RNA networks have not been systematically identified. Although RBFOX2 has a well-known function in alternative splicing (AS), it is unclear whether RBFOX2 has other roles in RNA metabolism that affect gene expression and function. Utilizing state of the art techniques Poly(A)-ClickSeq (PAC-seq) and nanopore cDNA sequencing, we revealed a new role for RBFOX2 in fine tuning alternative polyadenylation (APA) of pre-mRNAs in myoblasts. We found that depletion of RBFOX2 altered expression of mitochondrial genes. We identified the mitochondrial gene Slc25a4 gene that transports ATP/ADP across inner mitochondrial membrane as a target of RBFOX2. Dissecting how RBFOX2 affects Slc25a4 APA uncovered that RBFOX2 binding motifs near the distal polyadenylation site (PAS) are critical for expression of Slc25a4. Consistent with changes in expression of mitochondrial genes, loss of RBFOX2 altered mitochondrial membrane potential and induced mitochondrial swelling. Our results unveiled a novel role for RBFOX2 in maintaining APA decisions and expression of mitochondrial genes in myoblasts relevant to heart diseases.
- Downloaded 343 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 88,182
- In molecular biology: 2,571
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 42,889
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 32,212
Downloads over time
Distribution of downloads per paper, site-wide
- 27 Nov 2020: The website and API now include results pulled from medRxiv as well as bioRxiv.
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!