RNA-binding proteins in neurological diseases

Hua Lin Zhou, Marie Mangelsdorf, Jiang Hong Liu, Li Zhu, Jane Y. Wu

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Emerging studies support that RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) play critical roles in human biology and pathogenesis. RBPs are essential players in RNA processing and metabolism, including pre-mRNA splicing, polyadenylation, transport, surveillance, mRNA localization, mRNA stability control, translational control and editing of various types of RNAs. Aberrant expression of and mutations in RBP genes affect various steps of RNA processing, altering target gene function. RBPs have been associated with various diseases, including neurological diseases. Here, we mainly focus on selected RNA-binding proteins including Nova-1/Nova-2, HuR/HuB/HuC/HuD, TDP-43, Fus, Rbfox1/Rbfox2, QKI and FMRP, discussing their function and roles in human diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-444
Number of pages13
JournalScience China Life Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • RNA-binding proteins
  • neurological diseases
  • post-transcriptional regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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