Regulation of mRNA stability in the nervous system and beyond

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The ability to control gene expression is central to normal development and function. For a growing number of genes in the central nervous system and peripheral tissues, expression is determined by changes in the rate of mRNA decay. At a molecular level, regulated interactions between the mRNA target and sequence-specific binding proteins either inhibit or accelerate decay, affording tight control over gene expression. This review discusses several examples of such posttranscriptional gene regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2001



  • Alzheimer's disease
  • HuR
  • mRNA
  • mRNA binding proteins
  • mRNA decay
  • Myelin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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