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The dependence of Ig class-switching on the nuclear export sequence of AID likely reflects interaction with factors additional to Crm1 exportin

Ellyard, Julia; Benk, Amelie; Taylor, Benjamin; Rada, Cristina; Neuberger, Michael S.

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Activation-induced deaminase (AID) is a B lymphocyte-specific DNA deaminase that triggers Ig class-switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation. It shuttles between cytoplasm and nucleus, containing a nuclear export sequence (NES) at its carboxyterminus. Intriguingly, the precise nature of this NES is critical to AID's function in CSR, though not in somatic hypermutation. Many alterations to the NES, while preserving its nuclear export function, destroy CSR ability. We have previously...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78466
Source: European Journal of Immunology
DOI: 10.1002/eji.201041011

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