Results about: mRNA processing

Recent years have seen a paradigm shift in our understanding of gene activity and regulation. It is now clear that processing of primary transcripts as well as translational control open a myriad of opportunities for gene regulation, which are extensively used in virtually every human gene.

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a general mechanism that accelerates tumor development

• ICREA professor Raúl Méndez publishes a study in Nature describing how the CPBE1 protein “takes the brakes off” the production of proteins associated with the cell switch from being healthy to tumorous.

• The study highlights CPEB proteins as promising targets, thus opening up a new and unexplored therapeutic window.

• The lab has developed a system for screening compounds that impede the action of CPEB proteins in tumors.